Man appears in Court after Tullaghan drug seizure

€50k worth of drugs discovered

Leitrim Observer reporter


Leitrim Observer reporter


Man appears in Court after Tullaghan drug  seizure

Gardai have confirmed that drugs totalling €50,000 were discovered on Wednesday last, September 14 in Tullaghan.

A statement from the Garda press office confirmed, "At 1.30pm on the 14th Gardaí searched an apartment at Tullaghan, Co.Leitrim. 

"A quantity of ecstasy tablets and cannabis herb were seized with a street value subject to analysis of €50,000.  A file is being prepared for the DPP in relation to the seizure."

The seizure came about as a result of an operation targetting the illegal sale and supply of drugs.

It was confirmed Gardaí earlier seized cannabis herb with an estimated value of €42,000, pending analysis.

The statement added, "Gardaí attached to the Divisional Drugs Unit, Mullingar seized the drugs following the search of a car that they had stopped on the N52 at Cloghan, County Westmeath Tuesday 13th September 2016 at approximately 5pm.

"A man, 21 years and a female juvenile were arrested at scene and are currently detained at Mullingar Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

"Gardaí also seized an amount of cash that was located in the car during the search

"The man in his twenties appeared at Mullingar District Court, yesterday (Thursday) September 15 he was released on bail pending a file being prepared for the dpp."