Gardaí seize €600 worth of cannabis in Carrick-on-Suir after stopping speeding vehicle

Aileen Hahesy

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Aileen Hahesy

Gardaí seize €600 worth of cannabis in Carrick-on-Suir after stopping speeding vehicle

A motorist was arrested in Carrick-on-Suir yesterday (Sunday, May 2) after gardaí found approximately €600 worth of cannabis when they stopped his vehicle. 

Gardaí conducting an Operation Lifesaver checkpoint in Carrick-on-Suir spotted a vehicle being driving at excessive speed and stopped it. They got the smell of cannabis in the vehicle when they spoke to the driver and a search uncovered the suspected cannabis. The incident happened at the Old Waterford Road, Carrick-on-Suir around 12.35pm yesterday. 

The motorist, who was a local man, was arrested and detained under the Misuse of Drugs Act. The vehicle was seized for not being insured. Gardaí are preparing a file on the case for submission to the DPP.