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Man arrested after cannabis factory discovered in Keady

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A man has been arrested after the discovery of a cannabis factory in Keady, Co Armagh.

Police uncovered the factory on Monday on the Drumnahavil Road area of the town.

Chief Inspector Barney O’Connor said: “Officers discovered the factory yesterday (Monday) at a house in the Drumnahavil Road area of Keady and found in excess of 200 cannabis plants inside it.

“Due to the risks involving electricity abstraction alongside the conditions of the buildings and the plants were being harvested in, we are having to move slowly through the site in order to make it safe.

“A man in his forties was arrested in connection with the find and has since been released on bail pending further inquiries.

“Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting reference 1222 18/06/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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