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Pensioner arrested after Co Armagh cannabis factory discovery released on bail

More than 260 plants found at commercial premises

A pensioner arrested after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Lurgan has been released on bail.

The 68-year-old was taken into custody after the find at commercial premises in the Wellington Street area of the town.

Police searched the property and discovered more than 260 cannabis plants and evidence that the electricity supply had been tampered with.

The pensioner was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including 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.

On Saturday morning police confirmed that the man arrested in Lurgan on suspicion of a number of offences has been released on bail.

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