Man arrested after suspected cannabis factory uncovered in Armagh

More than 260 cannabis plants were found at a property

Man arrested after suspected cannabis factory uncovered in Armagh

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PSNI detectives have uncovered a suspected cannabis factory following the search of commercial premises in Lurgan.

The discovery was made by the Reactive and Organised Crime Branch on Friday morning at around 11.30am in the Wellington Street area.

When the property was searched, police found more than 260 cannabis plants and evidence that the electricity supply had been tampered with.

A 68-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences.

These include cultivating cannabis; producing a Class B drug; possessing a Class B drug and possessing a Class B drug with intent to supply.

He was also arrested on suspicion of dishonestly causing electricity to be diverted.

The PSNI say he is currently in custody, helping with their enquiries.