Dundalk crime round-up: Drugs, drink-driving, and knife possession arrests

Tia Clarke


Tia Clarke



Gardai arrested 9 people in the Dundalk area for public order offences in a one-week period.

Dundalk gardai say a number of people were arrested for being intoxicated in public places between February 12 and February 19.

Local gardai also arrested four motorists for drink driving offences over the same period.

Following five arrests for drink driving offences over a three day period between Friday, February 9 and Sunday, February 11, Dundalk gardai told said that Louth motorists "aren't getting the message" in relation to driving whilst over the limit. 

A garda spokesperson said: “We are extremely disappointed that after all the anti-drink driving campaigns out there, the message still doesn't seem to be getting across.

“There are treacherous conditions on the roads at this time of the year without having people driving not at their full capacity after taking drink .”

Eight stopped on drugs charges

Gardai arrested eight individuals on drugs charges over the period of February 12 to February 19.

The individuals who were searched by Gardai at locations including the Long Walk, Cresent 2 Muirheavnamor, Cox's Demense and the Armagh Road, were found to be in possession of cannabis and cocaine.

Teen flick knife arrest

Gardai arrested a 19-year-old male who was found to be in possession of a flick knife.

The armed teenager was stopped at Ceaderwood Park over the weekend as part of Gardai's proactive policing policy.

The teen was taken to Dundalk Garda Station.

Ecstasy and Cannabis seized

Gardai recovered quantities of ecstasy, cannabis after carrying out a search on a house in Dundalk on Monday morning.

Drugs paraphernalia including tablets and syringes was also found during the search.

Gardai say the quantity of drugs seized “was not major”.