Gardai recover €10,000 of cannabis plants

Senior Garda detectives believe the discovery of over €10,000 worth of cannabis plants found in separate searches in Granard and Edgeworthstown are linked.

Senior Garda detectives believe the discovery of over €10,000 worth of cannabis plants found in separate searches in Granard and Edgeworthstown are linked.

On Tuesday evening, officers from the Divisional Drugs Unit based in Roscommon seized an estimated €6,000 of cannabis plants from a house in Edgeworthstown’s Devine Crescent estate.

No arrests have been made, although gardai are said to be following a definite line of inquiry. Garda sources have intimated to longfordleader.ie those at the centre of the probe are local with arrests expected to be made over the coming days.

Described as an “ongoing surveillance operation”, this website can reveal gardai are linking the haul to a similar seizure made in Granard just over a week ago.

On that occasion, drugs officers recovered €4,500 of cannabis plants following a planned search of a house in Granada Drive. A man has since been arrested and is presently helping gardai with their inquiries.

Meanwhile, gardai have also confirmed they are investigating a suspected sexual assault on a woman in Longford town.

The alleged incident took place in the St Michael’s Road area of town last Sunday evening. A number of statements have already been taken and one man has been arrested as gardai continue to pursue what they have described as a “particular line of inquiry”.