Man due in court after £50K of suspected heroin found in NI town

A 53-year-old man is due in court this morning after the PSNI recovered a ‘substantial amount of suspected heroin’.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 12:12 pm
Detectives are appealing for information.

It follows a police search of a house in the Park Road area of Portadown yesterday (April 28).

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police have charged a 53 year old man with possession of a class A drug, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possession of a class C drug.

“He is due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 29th April. As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.

“The charges follow the search of a house in the Park Road area of Portadown on Wednesday 28th April, in which a substantial amount of suspected heroin was recovered.”

On Wednesday evening 28 April we conducted a warranted search of a dwelling in Park Road, Portadown.

Writing on Facebook, police said: “As a result of this we seized suspected Class A drugs, Heroin and Cocaine, along with a small amount of Class C drugs.

“The Class A drugs have an estimated street value of approximately £50,000.

“One male was arrested at the scene and he is charged and appearing at court today, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

“The removal of these drugs from circulation is a positive result for us but we would take this opportunity to thank you, the public, without whom these things would not happen.

“Community information is vital to enable us to police with you and for you, our service to the community is wholly reliant on your ongoing support.

“If you have information about crime of any nature, which has occurred or is planned, please report it to us in confidence using our 101 line or alternatively contact Crimestoppers, which is always anonymous.”

-

-

Dangerous jet skiers, drunks and litter mar Coney Island camping trip Read full story here

-

--

Editor’s Message:

Thank you for reading this article. We’re more reliant on your support than ever as the shift in consumer habits brought about by Coronavirus impacts our advertisers.

Please consider purchasing a copy of the paper. You can also support trusted, fact-checked journalism by taking out a digital subscription of the News Letter.