€60,000 worth of drugs seized in Lucan

€60,000 worth of drugs seized in Lucan

By Aimee Walsh

GARDAI seized €60,000 worth of drugs and arrested a 20-year-old man in Lucan yesterday afternoon, Saturday, May 22.

While conducting patrols on the Ballyowen Road in Lucan yesterday, Gardaí witnessed a man getting into a taxi and then throwing several items from the vehicle upon seeing the patrol car.

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Drugs seized in Lucan on Saturday Photo by An Garda Siochana

In a statement released to The Echo, Gardaí said:

“Gardaí stopped the taxi and arrested the man (aged 20) and recovered two phones and cannabis with an estimated street value of €10,000 (subject to analysis).

“The man was arrested and taken to Ronanstown Garda station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

“During a follow up search under warrant, a property was searched in Lucan and 2.5kgs of cannabis (subject to analysis) was seized with an estimated street value of €50,000.”

The man has been charged in connection to the seizure and was released on bail to appear before Blanchardstown District Court, on Thursday morning, June 17, 2021.

Gardaí say that investigations are currently ongoing.

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