Drugs

  • Drugs worth over 100-thousand euro have been seized following the search of a house in County Roscommon.

    A woman in her 30s has been arrested by gardai investigating the discovery.

    40 cannabis plants, cannabis herb and a small amount of cocaine were found after a house was searched in the Lanesborough area yesterday.

    The woman arrested is being detained at Roscommon Garda Station.

  • €100,000 euro worth of drugs has been seized in Co Roscommon.

    The cannabis was recovered after a Garda operation in Ballyleague yesterday.

    The discovery was made as part of an investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Roscommon area.

    There have been no arrests and investigations are ongoing.

  • The battle against illegal drugs should be the number one priority for Gardai in Co Mayo - that's according to Ballinrobe-based Councillor Damien Ryan, who claims towns and villages across Co Mayo are "awash with drugs", and says Garda resources and equipment need to focus on drug detection.

    The issue was debated today's meeting of the Mayo Joint Policing Committee in Castlebar.

    Those in attendance also heard about plans to merge the Mayo Garda Division with Roscommon and Longford, under the restructuring of the force nationwide.

    Councillor Damien Ryan told Midwest News that, while further details still have to be agreed, he's concerned about the geographical spread of the new Garda Division, from Belmullet to Edgeworthstown.

     

     

  • Drugs and a significant amount of cash were seized by Gardai in the Castlebar area over the Bank Holiday weekend.

    Gardai confirmed to Midwest News today that the drugs find was made after a car was stopped in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Islandeady area.

    The street value of the drugs believed to be cocaine and cannabis herb is in the region of €2,000.

    In a follow up search at a house in Castlebar further drugs were discovered.

    Also a sum of money – in the region of €4,000 – was confiscated.

    A man was arrested and held at Castlebar Garda Station for questioning.

    He was released around 6 p.m on Saturday evening.

    A file has been sent for the DPP.

  • One man has been arrested following a drugs seizure in Ballaghaderreen.

    The cocaine worth in the region of €35,000, was found at a residential address in Ballaghaderreen following a search carried out as part of an intelligence led operation on Thursday. 

    One man is being detained in Castlerea Garda Station in connection with the find. 

  • Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Sligo/Leitrim area have seized Cannabis Herb with an estimated street value of €325,000.

    As part of a planned operation Gardaí from the Ballymote District assisted by the Divisional Drugs and Crime Units searched a residential property in Ballymote, Co Sligo yesterday.

    Cannabis Herb and associated drug paraphernalia was seized.

    No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

  • Gardaí have arrested three people and seized cannabis and cannabis plants at a house at Cloonloo, Co.Sligo.

    Gardaí searched a house at Cloonloo at about noon yesterday. During the course of the search they discovered a cannabis cultivation operation containing 250 plants and well as processed cannabis herb. The drugs, subject to analysis, have a street value of in excess of €200,000.

    Three people were arrested at the scene; a man and a woman in their 30s and a man in his late 20s. They are being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

  • Gardaí in Co. Sligo have seized a gun in the boot of a car and arrested a man.

    Officers searched a house in Ballymote last night and found cannabis herb worth around 1-thousand euro and the gun.

    The car has been seized by Gardaí and the firearm has been sent to the Garda Ballistics Section for forensic examination.

    A 37 year old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballymote Garda Station where he remains in custody.

     

  • Gardai seized an estimated €1100 worth of drugs at four addresses in Claremorris town in search operations yesterday evening.

    These intelligence led searches resulted in the recovery of quantities of drugs believed to be cocaine, speed, and cannabis at two of the addresses searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

    Gardaí also seized drugs related paraphernalia including scales and deal bags and a small amount of cash.

    Gardai have appealled to anyone with information on those dealing drugs in Claremorris , Ballinrobe , Ballyhaunis, Kiltimagh or Swinford areas to pass this information  to their local Gardaí or call Claremorris Garda Station on 0949372080, the Mayo Drugs Squad, or The Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111”.

    Superintendent Gabriel Moran said that Gardaí will continue to use powers under the Drugs Act to search individuals and where intelligence supports this we will execute further search warrants.

    He highlighted that Mayo Roads Policing Unit have vehicles equipped with on the spot drug driving testing machines where the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs exists.

    If you or a family member are affected by drugs addiction issues help is available from a range of services locally and nationally. This help can be accessed through your GP or you can see details on the National Drugs advice webpage www.drugs.ie.

    Investigations are ongoing with a view to prosecution.

  • A man's been arrested after drugs worth 135 thousand euro were discovered in Co. Leitrim on Tuesday night.

    The cannabis resin was found after Gardai stopped a car in Carrick-on-Shannon as part of an ongoing investigation into drug dealing in the Sligo/Leitrim areas.

    The 50 year old driver of the car was arrested and taken to Carrick-on-Shannon Garda station for questioning.

    In a follow up search at a house in Manorhamilton, a large amount of cash, and more of the drug were found.

  •  A man was arrested following a drugs seizure in Ballina last night.

    The Crime Task Force in Ballina carried out a planned search of a house in the Quay area of the town, and seized a quantity of cannabis.

    One male was arrested on suspicion of sale and supply, and was detained at Ballina Garda Station.

    He’s since been released, and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

  • A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with the discovery of a drone and drugs in a car next to Castlerea prison in Co. Roscommon yesterday morning.  

    Garda found two mobiles, a smart watch, around 440 tablets and cannabis herb along with a drone which was in the process of being set up, when they stopped and search a car yesterday morning.

    The Governor of Castlerea Prison said in a statement yesterday evening that the prison works closely with Gardai, and welcomes their invention and continued support in assisting the prevention of contraband entering the prison.

    A man and a woman were arrested, the woman in her 40s has since been released without charge while the man is due to appear before Castlerea District Court on May 26th.

     

  • Three men have been arrested after drugs worth over €300,000 were seized in County Mayo.

    It's after two houses were searched in Killasser, Swinford yesterday evening at around 6 o'clock following surveillance by the Divisional Drugs Unit. 

    Cannabis plants at different stages of growth were discovered.

    Three men, aged 44, 27 and 23 were arrested at the scene in connection with the investigation.

    They are currently being questioned at Ballina Garda Station.

    Investigations are continuing.

     

  • There were two significant drug seizures by Gardai in Mayo over the weekend.

    The Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit supported by local Gardai carried out a planned operation and located a growhouse in the Charlestown area on Saturday.

    Cannabis plants at various stages of growth located with an estimated street value in excess of €250,000. One man was arrested and brought to Castlebar Garda Station.

    He will appear at Galway District court this morning on a charge related to the discovery.

     The man is not from the area originally.

    On Saturday night members of the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit located what is believed to be cocaine following a planned operation in the greater Castlebar area, with a street value of approximately €15,000.

    One person, a male, was arrested. 

    He was released without charge. A file is being sent to the DPP.

     

  • If anyone has any suspicion of illegal drug dealing in Westport, they are welcome to pass it on to local Independent councillor Christy Hyland and he will gladly pass it on to the Gardai.

    The councillor says often families panic when they discover that a loved one is taking illegal substances, but he says it’s better to contact agencies like the Western Drug and Alcohol Task Force, contact the Gardai, or a local councillor and they will pass the information on to the gardai

    At a recent County Joint Policing Committee in Westport, the Chief Superintendent Pat Diskin urged anyone with any information on drug dealing or grow houses to contact the gardai and said after that, the gardai will investigate and do their own research.

    Cllr Hyland raised concerns that on two separate occasions last year, a judge at a sitting of Westport Court, commented on the volume of drug cases in the area being brought before the courts.