Sperrin Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) officers, based at Strabane station, conducted two searches with the assistance of Tactical Support Group officers in Strabane today, Wednesday 13 December. 

A quantity of suspected Class A and Class B controlled drugs were located during the first search and taken away for further examination, alongside a quantity of cash and other items. 

Items seized at first search in Strabane

A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences including possession of Class A and B controlled drugs, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, and possessing criminal property. He has since been released on bail to allow for further enquires.

During the second search, officers seized a quantity of suspected Class B drugs, cash, drug-related paraphernalia and fireworks. The investigation continues.

Items seized during second search in Strabane

Strabane NPT Sergeant Johnston said: "Through Operation Dealbreaker, we are committed to tackling every aspect of drug misuse. Drug supply and misuse is a vicious cycle that we need to collectively break, and we all have a part to play. If you have information, or concerns, about the illegal use or supply of drugs please contact us on 101.”

Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org