cannabis seizure

  • Gardai in Ballina seized a significant quantity of cannabis yesterday.

    It followed a traffic checkpoint in the Slí Eachtra area of the town, and a follow-up search of a house in the Ballina area by local uniformed Gardai and members of the divisional drugs unit.

    Cannabis worth over €1,000 was seized, along with drugs paraphernalia and a sum of cash.

    One person was arrested, questioned, and later released with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    This is part of a major crackdown on drugs in the north Mayo region, which also saw cocaine being discovered in the Ross area of Killala on Saturday 16th March.

    In a planned operation by the Divisional Drugs Unit, two people were stopped and searched and a significant quantity of cocaine was recovered.

    Gardai say a file is being prepared for the DPP.

  • Gardai seized more than €6,000 worth of cannabis plants and a small quantity of cannabis herb near Castlebar last Friday.

    The detection was made at around 2pm on Friday afternoon when Gardaí carried out a search of a house in Manulla.

    A man in his mid 50s was arrested in connection with the seizure and a file is now being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

     

  • Garda investigations are continuing following the discovery of a major cannabis grow house in Claremorris yesterday.

    During a search at a disused premises in Ballinastanford, Claremorris, Gardai from the Claremorris Community Engagement Unit and Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit seized over 500 cannabis plants, with an estimated value of over €400,000.

    Gardai are appealing for information on three men who left the area shortly before the discovery was made yesterday afternoon.

    Chief Superintendent Tony Healy says taking this amount of drugs off the streets is to be welcomed.

    He told Midwest News that this discovery brings to over €1 million the amount of illegal substances seized since the Mayo Drugs Task Force was set up at the end of last year....

  • A 28 year-old man, who was arrested yesterday following the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Claremorris, has been charged and is due in court this morning.

    Gardai from the Mayo Divisional Drugs Unit, assisted by Claremorris Gardai and the Armed Support Unit, carried out a planned search of an industrial premises in Claremorris yesterday afternoon.

    The industrial unit was converted into a grow-house for large-scale production, and Gardai seized over 300 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of about €250,000.

    A 28-year old man was arrested under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

    Gardai have now confirmed that the man has been charged and will appear before Castlebar District Court later this morning.

    Claremorris-based Superintendent Gabriel Moran said that, despite their clear focus on supporting communities during the challenges of Covid-19, Mayo Gardai will continue to investigate crime and target those selling drugs in our communities.

    The Community Engagement Superintendent is appealing to anyone with information about those involved in the sale or supply of drugs to contact their local Gardai or call the confidential line on 1800 666 111.