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Man (23) to appear in court after discovery of Keady cannabis factory

A 23-year-old man arrested following the discovery of a cannabis factory in Keady is to appear in court later this morning (Thursday).

A significant quantity of suspected cannabis, approximately 50 plants, along with criminal assets were recovered from a property on the Clay Road on Tuesday.

On Wednesday evening, police charged a 23 year old man with a number of offences including possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class B drug with intent to supply, cultivating cannabis and being concerned in the supply of Class B drugs.

He is due to appear, via videolink, at Banbridge Magistrates’ Court, sitting at Newry.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Speaking following the discover, Sergeant Eamonn Campbell, said: “We are dedicated to tackling organised crime and the supply of illegal drugs and will continue to investigate those who profit from the misery and harm they cause.

“Our investigation into this operation is ongoing and I would ask any member of the public who has any information which could be of assistance to police to contact the Police on non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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