Alliance Westminster candidate for Strangford, Kellie Armstrong MLA, has praised the multi-agency approach that took place on Friday 19th May in Portavogie. As a result of a house search, cannabis, a class B drug, was recovered and taken out of circulation.
Kellie Armstrong said: “After hearing the sad news coming out of Portadown last weekend, I am delighted that these illegal drugs have been removed from the community. If any local people have information on any drugs or drug dealing in the area, I encourage them to pass it to the PSNI on the 101 number or anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
“During the operation, the PSNI also stopped and checked vehicles, finding some were not fit to be on the road, while others were being driven by people who had not passed their driving test and were unaccompanied. Worryingly, the PSNI also caught disqualified drivers. These are people who have lost their license for a reason.
“As a result of this successful multi-agency approach, it means our local Peninsula roads are safer as unfit drivers and vehicles have been taken off our roads.
“As the Alliance spokesperson for Infrastructure, which includes road safety, I welcome the proactive approach taken by our agencies. I would support this type of approach being adopted more often, as we have seen the results that can be achieved, and I commend the local PSNI command for taking forward this initiative.”