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21 Jan 2022

Gardaí obtained warrant to search Longford Covid-19 party house under Misuse of Drugs Act

Man arrested and significant number of Fixed Penalty Notices issued

Gardai obtained warrant to search Longford Covid-19 party house under Misuse of Drugs Act

Gardai obtained warrant to search Longford Covid-19 party house under Misuse of Drugs Act

Gardaí in Longford have issued a significant number of Fixed Penalty Notices following the search of a house in Longford town, which resulted in the discovery of a large gathering of people, last night, Friday, February 12.

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Longford gardaí received reports of a party occurring at a house in Palace Crescent, Longford Town, attended and attempted to engage with occupants.

Gardaí were met with persistent non engagement from those inside the house.

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As a result of information received and observations, gardai obtained a warrant to search the premises under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
 
Shortly after 9.30pm, gardaí searched the house and discovered a large group of people present in breach of current Covid–19 Regulations.

Gardaí engaged with those present and they eventually dispersed.

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FPNs will be issued to those identified including the organiser and homeowner. 

A man aged in his 20s was arrested at the scene under the Public Order Acts.
 
Enquiries are ongoing.

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