Man Due In Court In Mallow After Gardaí Found €9,000 Of Cannabis In Two Fields In Mitchelstown

Detective and uniform Gardaí from Fermoy carried out searches at fields the neighbouring town yesterday.

Garda dog Rex found €3,000 worth of cannabis herb in one field and another €6,000 worth in a second field.

A man in his 20s was subsequently arrested and brought to Fermoy Garda Station.

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Mallow District Court this morning.

Speaking at Fermoy Garda Station, Superintendent Padraic Powell said “Yesterday’s searches form part of an ongoing operation to combat the sale, supply and distribution of drugs in the Fermoy District. Drugs have such a negative impact on so many lives. One of our goals in our District Policing Plan for 2021 will be to have an even greater focus on targeting suspected street level drug dealing, which has no place in our community.”

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