Skip to content
This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies. You can change your settings or learn more here.
OK

Mountjoy prison went into lockdown after cannabis grinder found on a landing

All prisoners were locked in their cells.
Nov 11th 2015, 3:13 PM 24,409 87

MOUNTJOY PRISON WENT into lockdown this afternoon after the discovery of what at first appeared to be the components of a firearm and bullets.

However, gardaí have now confirmed that the object is not part of a weapon as initially suspected and it’s being reported that what was feared to be a gun barrel may actually be a cannabis grinder.

shutterstock_241629448 File photo of cannabis grinder Source: Shutterstock/EnolaBrain81

TheJournal.ie understands that the item was found on one of the landings on the C Division.

The item was removed by An Garda Siochána for a forensic examination following an initial examination by prison staff.

The Garda Commissioner Noirin O’Sullivan was before the Justice Committee today, where a Fine Gael TD stated that the commissioner confirmed that the object was a hoax.

The discovery was made at around 12:30pm at lunchtime and all prisoners were locked in their cells as a general search of the prison was carried out.

90399706 Source: RollingNews.ie

It’s understood that the item was found in a service area where inmates would not usually be as there are no cells in that area.

Read: Gangs, drugs and violence: Documentary looks into life in Mountjoy Prison>

Send a tip to the author

Cliodhna Russell

COMMENTS (87)

    Back to top