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Man charged over seizure of €55k worth of cannabis herb and cocaine in Leitrim

He will appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on Tuesday.

Some of the drugs seized during the search yesterday.
Some of the drugs seized during the search yesterday.
Image: Garda Press Office

Updated Oct 10th 2021, 9:40 AM

A MAN HAS been charged in relation to the seizure of cannabis herb and cocaine with an estimated street value of €55,000 in Leitrim yesterday. 

The man, aged in his 20s, is due to appear before Carrick-on-Shannon District Court on Tuesday morning. 

A second man arrested in connection with the seizure has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The arrests were made after gardaí attached to Ballinamore Garda Station, with assistance from the Armed Support Unit carried out a search at a residence in Ballinamore, Co Leitrim at around 9am yesterday morning. 

During the course of the search, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €50,000 and cocaine believed to be worth €5,000 was seized by Gardaí.

Both men were detained at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station under the provisions of section two of the Drug Trafficking Act 1996. 

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A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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