Athlone Gardai prepare cases following two separate drugs seizures

Gardai in Athlone are preparing cases against two people arrested over the weekend arising out of two separate drugs seizures.

As part of ongoing investigations by the the Athlone Drugs Unit, officers searched a house in the Clara Road area of Moate at about half past nine on Saturday night.

They discovered cannabis plants with an estimated 2,600 euro.

A young person was arrested at the scene and taken to Athlone Garda station where they were charged with cultivation of drugs offences.

The youth was released and a file is being prepared for the Juvenile office.

Then last night, arising out of ongoing investigations, Gardai from the Athlone Drugs Unit searched a residence n the Fardrum area of the town just after 9 o’ clock.

There they discovered a quantity of cannabis for sale as well plants for cultivation, estimated to be worth up to 12,000 euro.

A man in his 40s, believed to be from the local area, was arrested and taken to Athlone Gardai station for questioning.

He was charged with possession of drugs for sale and supply with a file also to be prepared on cultivation of cannabis.

The man was released and will appear before Athlone District Court on June 3rd