Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit carried out searches in the Whitehead area of County Antrim yesterday, Sunday 26th February, as part of an investigation into the supply of controlled drugs.
During a search of one residential property in the town, police uncovered a large quantity of suspected drugs with an estimated street value of £27,500 along with paraphernalia related to the supply of drugs.
A 39-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of possession of Class A, B and C controlled drugs, and possession of Class A, B and C controlled drugs with intent to supply. He is currently being questioned by detectives.
Organised Crime Unit’s Detective Sergeant O’Neill said: “These searches formed part of a robust investigation into the supply of illicit drugs throughout Northern Ireland.
“Drugs ruin lives. Drug dealers are only concerned with lining their own pockets at the expense of others, leaving families and loved ones to deal with the inevitable devastation caused by the drugs they supply.”
Anyone with information relating to the illegal supply of drugs in the community should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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