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Man charged after £30,000 of cocaine discovered by police

Police stopped the man while driving in Newry on Friday night

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A man is due to appear in court after police discovered cocaine worth around £30,000 on Friday night.

Detectives have charged the 29-year-old man with a number of offences including possession of a class A drug, possession of a class A drug with intent to supply and possessing criminal property.

He is due to appear at Newry Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, November 8.

As is normal procedure all charges are reviewed by the PPS.

The man was stopped by a police patrol as he drove his car in the Dorans Hill area of Newry at around 9pm on Friday evening.

Further follow up searches were carried out at other locations in the Newry area.

In total, around £30,000 of suspected cocaine has been recovered as well as a substantial amount of cash.

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