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Update - Drug seizure and arrest in Co. Roscommon on the 26/8/14

A 25-year-old male is expected to appear before a sitting of Carrick-on-Shannon District Court at 2:00p.m. this afternoon (27/8/2014).

He was charged by Gardai investigating the discovery of cannabis plants at a house in Ballynsheglish near Castlerea yesterday evening (26/8/2014). Previous press release below refers.

An image from the scene is available by e-mail request to pressoffice@garda.ie

Garda Press Office

Gardaí have seized cannabis plants and arrested a male as part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis in the Roscommon/Longford areas.

The discovery was made during a planned search at a house in Ballynsheglish, near Castlerea yesterday evening (26/8/2014). In excess of 100 cannabis plants at various stages of growth, with an estimated street value of €80,000 (pending analysis), were seized. The house had been extensively adapted for the purpose of cannabis cultivation.

A 25-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Roscommon Garda Station. A technical examination of the scene is continuing and the investigation is ongoing.

These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks. Drug seizures play a critical role in targeting the livelihood of criminals and reducing their ability to carry out illegal activities. Drug seizures also help protect communities from the devastating impact of drugs and the associated criminality.