4,000 WORTH OF DRUGS SEIZED FROM SUSPECTED CANNABIS GROWER
Gardai have seized cannabis plants with an estimated street value of approximately €4,000 in a village on the outskirts of Fermoy, less than two days after a high-profile anti-drugs campaign launch in the town.
On the morning of Saturday, May 2 at 3.30am gardai with a warrant searched a house under the Misuse of Drugs Act and recovered the cannabis plants.
As part of the investigation a number of items, which gardai believe may have been used in the cultivation of cannabis, were also seized.
A 39 year-old man was arrested under Section 2 of the Drugs Trafficking Act and detained in Fermoy garda station. He was later released and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions. The items recovered in the search have been sent to a garda laboratory for forensic examination.
The raid comes just two days after a multi-agency campaign was launched in Fermoy. Thursday, April 30 saw the Gardai, HSE, Fermoy Community Drugs Initiative and local publicans join forces to launch the ‘Fermoy Says No To Drugs’ campaign in The Grand Hotel.
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