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Man arrested after major drugs seizure in Roscommon

Apr 5, 2021 19:04 By Shannonside News
Man arrested after major drugs seizure in Roscommon Man arrested after major drugs seizure in Roscommon
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A man is in custody in Castlerea Garda Station following the discovery of drugs worth over 100,000 Euro.

Gardaí have seized €124,000 worth of cannabis herb following the search of a residence in Boyle, Co. Roscommon today shortly after 12pm.

Gardaí attached to the Longford and Roscommon Divisional Drugs Unit obtained a search warrant for the premises following intelligence received relating to the sale and supply of drugs in Boyle.

During the course of the search Gardaí discovered a sophisticated grow house where three rooms had been adapted to the cultivation of cannabis plants.

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Gardaí seized 55 cannabis plants at various stages of maturity, as well as 4kg of harvested cannabis herb.

The estimated street value of all drugs seized is €124,000. The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested during the search operation and taken to Castlerea Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

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