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Man who made off without paying taxi had drugs on him when later arrested

A man who tried to make off without paying a taxi was later arrested and found to have drugs on his person in south Armagh.

Another man was also arrested following a search property in Orior Park, Bessbrook.

Constable Sean Bell explained: “On Friday night, January 30, we received a report of an intoxicated male refusing to a pay a taxi fare in Bessbrook.

“We attended and spoke to the male who was subsequently searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act. A quantity of suspected class A and B drugs were seized and the 27-year-old man was arrested for possession of Class A and B drugs and making off without payment.

“We conducted a further search of a property in Orior Park, Bessbrook, and recovered a quantity of suspected cannabis and suspected Diazepam tablets. A 41-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of supplying controlled drugs.”

Both men have been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Constable Bell added: “We are aware of local concerns around drug misuse in the area and we are proactively patrolling in order to detect and apprehend any offenders. We are asking for your continued support – if you have information about drugs or any criminal activity in your area, please phone us on 101.”

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