Man charged in relation to cultivation of cannabis

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.

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 9:47 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 10:51 am
Police released this photo of the drugs found inside the house in Limavady. PHOTO: PSNI

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.”