top of page
  • Writer's pictureLove Ballymena

Four people arrested following discovery of substantial quantity of cannabis in Ballymena

The scene at the derelict property on Broughshane Street

The scene at the derelict property on Broughshane Street


A man has been charged to court following the discovery of a substantial quantity of cannabis plants in Ballymena on Wednesday, 27th September.


The man, aged 46, has been charged with cultivating cannabis, possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a class B controlled drug.



He is due to appear at Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Friday, 29th September.


Throughout Wednesday afternoon and today eyewitnesses reported seeing police officers and forensic teams at the scene, while skips were filled with the contents from the property.


The scene at the property earlier on Thursday.

The scene at the property earlier on Thursday.


Three others were also arrested in conjunction with the find, at a vacant property in the Broughshane Street area. A number of subsequent searches were conducted in the town by officers from the local District Support Team in conjunction with Tactical Support Group (TSG) colleagues.


These searches led to further seizures of suspected controlled drugs, a large quantity of cash and equipment suspected to have been used in the cultivation of cannabis plants.



The three, a woman aged 59 and two men aged 58 and 49, were arrested on suspicion of offences including cultivating cannabis and possession of a class B controlled drug with intent to supply.


They have been released on bail, pending further enquiries.

Comments


bottom of page