Police seize 30 plants at Larne cannabis factory

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Police have seized 30 cannabis plants following a search at a property in Larne.

Officers discovered the cannabis growing site at an address in Latharna House on Saturday. A paramilitary flag was also found.

Superintendent Ryan Henderson said: “The plants were seized after a strong smell from the address was noticed.

“Cannabis is a class B drug and is harmful. It is often a gateway drug and can bring users into contact with other illegal substances such as ecstasy, cocaine or heroin.

“I would thank the public for their assistance as we work to take drugs off our streets. If you have concerns or information about drug use or dealing in your communities, please contact police on the non-emergency number 101. To provide information in confidence, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

“You can also chat with officers out and about in your area about drug misuse or any issue of community concern.”