Man charged in relation to cultivation of cannabis

Police released this photo of the drugs found inside the house in Limavady.  PHOTO: PSNI
Police released this photo of the drugs found inside the house in Limavady. PHOTO: PSNI

A 25-year-old man has been charged with conspiracy to cultivate cannabis, dishonestly using electricity and encouraging or assisting offences in relation to the cultivation of cannabis, police have said.

A PSNI spokesperson: “He is due to appear at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Thursday 9 June.

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

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Gillis said: “The charge follows the discovery of a cannabis factory in the Limavady area following a proactive search by detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch on Wednesday, 16 March, where herbal cannabis worth over £100,000 was seized.

“Two men aged 46 and 53 were arrested at the time and were later charged to appear at Derry Magistrates Court on Friday 18 March.

“The 25-year-old man was arrested on Thursday 17 March (when he was 24), and was subsequently released on police bail pending further enquiries before he was charged on Friday 20 May.”