Gardai seized cannabis and cocaine from four people in Ballina on St Patrick’s Day.

    Gardai searched the four men on the street in the town on Saturday and discovered the illegal substances.

    In a separate incident, a man was arrested on Friday evening last after he was found in possession of cannabis. The drugs were discovered in his car after it was stopped and searched during a planned garda operation in the Foxford area.

    The man was arrested for questioning. He was later released without charge but a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • There was a significant drug seizure in the Ballina area yesterday.

    A planned operation by the Mayo garda drugs division unit on a private dwelling house in the Ballina area resulted in gardai seizing a significant quantity of suspected cannabis, with an street value estimated as  a 5 figure sum.

    One man was arrested and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    He was later released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

  • Two men are to appear before a sitting of Carrick on Shannon District court today following the detection of a cannabis grow house in Ballymote, County Sligo.

    One of the men, an 18 year old, is also charged in connection with 12 thefts from cars dating back to February 2020.

    The Gardaí in Ballymote executed a search warrant at a house yesterday (Thursday) and discovered a grow house containing suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €15,200 (pending analysis), and a quantity of cash.

    The search and seizure forms part of ongoing operations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Sligo/Leitrim Garda Division.

    Two men aged 18 and 43 were arrested at the scene and were detained at Ballymote Garda Station.
    Both have been charged in connection with the grow house detection.

    They are due to appear before Carrick on Shannon District Court today(Friday).