Man held after Granard drug seizure

Around €3,000 worth of cannabis herb was recovered by drugs officers in north Longford on Tuesday following a planned raid on a house in Granard.

Around €3,000 worth of cannabis herb was recovered by drugs officers in north Longford on Tuesday following a planned raid on a house in Granard.

A man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene and brought to Longford Garda Station for questioning.

He has since been released without charge as gardai now begin to prepare a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

It’s believed the man, who is originally from the Granard area but presently residing in Longford, had been using the house as a means of hoarding the drug in recent weeks.

When officers from the Roscommon based divisional drugs unit and Granard Gardai swooped on Tuesday afternoon, they found the man inside a shed with a large quantity of cannabis herb.

According to garda sources, the suspect had been under the surveillance of detectives for several weeks and had only recently been released from prison.

“He was arrested in Longford for a similar thing last month and is someone who is known to us,” said a spokesperson.

Gardai must now await a response from the DPP before learning whether any charges can be brought against the man.