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Drug seizure and arrests in Newbridge, Kildare on the 19/5/19.

Drug seizure and arrests in Newbridge, Kildare on the 19/5/19.

Gardaí in Newbridge are investigating a seizure of drugs at a house in Rossconnell, Newbridge this afternoon Sunday 19th May 2019.

Following on from investigations a warrant was obtained and a search conducted at a house, where one man was arrested and a growhouse located. A quantity of cannabis was seized at different stages of growth, with an estimated street value in excess of €60,000 (subject to analysis).

The man (mid 40s) originally from eastern Europe was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Newbridge GS under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.  Investigations ongoing. 

Photographs of this seizure are available by email to pressoffice@garda.ie 

In an unrelated seizure on Saturday, 18th May, 2019 following on from an incident of public order in Newbridge, Gardaí discovered €6,500 cannabis herb (subject to analysis). A man was arrested and detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Newbridge Garda station. Today Sunday, in a follow up operation in Portlaoise Gardaí uncovered a growhouse and seized in excess of €20,000 of cannabis, (subject to analysis). The arrested man remains in custody.