€111,000 worth of suspected cannabis seized in Ashford

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí in Wicklow have seized €111,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb following a search operation at a residence in Ashford.

At approximately midday on Saturday, 10th December 2022, Gardaí conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Ashford.

During the course of the search, a large quantity of suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €111,000 was seized by Gardaí. The drugs are now subject to analysis by Forensic Science Ireland (FSI).

One male (early 40s) was arrested on Monday evening 12th December, 2022 and detained at Wicklow Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.  He has since been charged in relation to the seizure and is due to appear before Wicklow District court (which sits in Bray) this morning Tuesday 13th December, 2022 at 10.30a.m.

Investigations are ongoing.

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