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Eight charged after PSNI operation to combat supply of heroin

Eight people have been charged following a proactive policing operation into the supply of heroin in the greater Portadown area.

And all are due to appear at Craigavon Magistrates’ Court this morning (Tuesday).

Detectives from Reactive and Organised Crime have released a ninth person, a 45-year-old man, on bail pending further enquiries.

All arrests came after a proactive policing operation into the supply of heroin.policetape

A 29 year old man has been charged with three counts of possession of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class B controlled drug and three counts of supplying a class A controlled drug.

A 30 year old man has been charged with four counts of possession of a class A controlled drug, four counts of supplying a class A controlled drug and criminal damage.

A 52 year old man has been charged with three counts of possession of a class A controlled drug and three counts of supplying a class A controlled drug.

A 39 year old man has been charged with three counts of being concerning in the supply of class A controlled drug, possessing a class A controlled drug with intent to supply, eight counts of possession of a class A controlled drug, possession of a class B controlled drug, possession of a class C controlled drug, six counts of supplying a class A controlled drug and supplying a class B controlled drug.

A 31 year old man has been charged with being concerning in the supply of class A controlled drug, four counts of possession of a class A controlled drug and four counts of supplying a class A controlled drug.

A 36 year old man has been charged with three counts of possession of a class A controlled drug and three counts of supplying a class A controlled drug.

A 22 year old woman has been charged with three counts of being concerning in the supply of class A controlled drug.

A 29 year old man has been charged with eight counts of possession of a class A controlled drug and eight counts of supplying a class A controlled drug.

They are all expected to appear before Craigavon Magistrates Court later this morning. As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “These arrests and charges are part of a wider operation into the supply of heroin which has been running for some months.

“During this operation nine previous searches were conducted in the Craigavon and Dungannon areas.

“Sixteen people have previously been arrested – 14 male and two female – with nine people charged and seven released pending report to the PPS.

“The operation has been conducted in partnership with District officers and demonstrates our commitment to tackling the sale and use of illegal drugs in the longer term.”

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District Commander, Superintendent Davy Moore added: “Officers from Reactive and Organised Crime worked closely with officers from District and TSG during this operation.

“Removing drugs from our streets is a priority for us in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon and we will continue to work with the community to identify drug dealing and use and do our utmost to stamp it out.

“I would like to thank the community for their ongoing support and encourage anyone who has concerns or information about drugs to contact us on 101.”

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