Man Arrested In Downpatrick Following Drugs Search

Police have arrested a man aged in his 30s following the seizure of suspected Class A drugs in Downpatrick yesterday, (Tuesday 30th April 2024).

The man was arrested following a search conducted at a house by officers from Ardmore District Support Team, assisted by officers from local Neighbourhood Policing Teams.

During the search approximately £10,000 worth of suspected cocaine was recovered.

A second search was conducted at a another property, where a quantity of drugs related paraphernalia was recovered.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class C controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, and being concerned in the supply of a Class A controlled drug.

He was later released on bail to allow for further police enquiries.

Inspector Porter said: “Drugs have no place in our community, and I am making a direct appeal to anyone with information about the illicit supply, possession or misuse of drugs to contact police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via:

“And you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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