POLICE last week seized £8,000 worth of suspected drugs after conducting a search at Cross Lane, Dromore; two 19-year-old men have been charged in connection with the find.
The two were charged with possession of a Class B controlled drug and possession of a Class B controlled drug with intent to supply.
One of the youths is further charged with cultivating cannabis, possessing a Class C controlled drug and possessing a Class C controlled drug with intent to supply.
As police appealed for anyone with information on the use or sale of illegal drugs to contact them, there came a welcome for news of the haul and congratulations for the E District Tactical Crime Unit whose proactive search in the Cross Lane area on Thursday (November 29) uncovered it.
Dromore Councillor Paul Rankin, a member of Banbridge Policing and Community Safety Partnership, said drugs destroyed lives.
“I would commend the PSNI E-District Tactical Crime Unit on their successful operation,” he said.
“Although in recent years drugs has not been one of the most prominent issues locally in Dromore, this issue is one which is always below the surface and I would encourage anyone with any information on the use or supply of drugs, to contact the PSNI, or anonymously call the Crimestoppers number, 0800 555 111.
“It is important we as a community work together with the PSNI to eradicate this problem.”
Police themselves asked anyone with information to call Mahon Road on 0845 600 8000 and insisted information would be treated in confidence.
Again, if anyone prefers to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.