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Gardaí in Sligo have seized €208,000 of suspected cannabis and arrested four men

Nov 21, 2021 11:11 By Shannonside News
Gardaí in Sligo have seized €208,000 of suspected cannabis and arrested four men Gardaí in Sligo have seized €208,000 of suspected cannabis and arrested four men
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Gardaí have seized approximately €208,000 of suspected cannabis and arrested four men following the search of a dwelling in County Sligo yesterday.

Gardaí conducted a search of this vacant dwelling in the Ballymote area of County Sligo yesterday afternoon.

During the course of this search, Gardaí discovered a growhouse constructed within the building which contained 85 cannabis plants at various stages of growth with an estimated value of approximately €68,000.

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Suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of €140,000 was also discovered by Gardaí and seized.

All of the drugs seized have a total estimated value of €208,000 and will now be sent for analysis.

Four men have been arrested in connection with this seizure.

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Update: A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with the seizure.

This man is expected to appear before a special sitting of Carrick-On-Shannon District Court at 4pm today.

Two men, aged in their 30s, have been released without charge.

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One man in his 40s is still being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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