For a second week in a row gardaí from the drugs unit have struck a significant blow in the war on drugs.
On Friday last, as part of an ongoing operation targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Louth Garda Division, gardaí from Dundalk, Ardee and Drogheda districts, assisted by the regional response unit carried out searches at number of premises in the area.
The searches resulted in the discovery of a grow house in Omeath and the seizure of cannabis plants, cannabis herb, cannabis resin, cocaine and tablets with a combined estimated value of €53,000, pending analysis.
Two men in their mid 20’s were arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Drogheda and Dundalk garda stations.
One man was released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The other man was charged and released from garda custody.
He is due to appear before Dundalk district court on a later date.
As part of the same operation a 40-year-old woman was arrested in Drogheda and charged.
She later appeared before Drogheda district court where she was convicted and fined in relation to brothel keeping.
“These operations use advanced analytical and intelligence methods to disrupt criminals and dismantle their networks,” a garda spokesperson said.
“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.”