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Three arrests following €8,600 drug and cash seizure Castlerea Co Roscommon January 26, 2022

Issue Date: 27 January 2022

Two men have been arrested following the seizure of €8,600 worth of suspected cannabis herb and cash in Castlerea, Co Roscommon on Wednesday January 26, 2022.

Gardaí in Castlerea were conducting a checkpoint at 4pm yesterday evening at Clashaganny Tulsk when they stopped a car and carried out a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

During the course of this search a quantity of suspected cannabis herb and cocaine was located concealed in the vehicle.

During a follow up search at a house in Ballaghderreen a further quantity of controlled drugs and a quantity of cash were seized.
The total value of the drugs seized in both searches was €6,000. While €2,600 in cash was also seized.

The drugs seized are subject to forensic analysis.

Three men were arrested and were detained at Castlerea Garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
All have been released without charge pending a file to the Director of Public Prosecutions.