Gardaí Continue War On Drugs In Tipperary.

Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána

Gardaí confirm that at approximately 8.30pm yesterday, February 24th, 2021, members of the Drugs, Detective Branch and Community Policing Units at Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, carried out a search under warrant at Cooleens Close, Clonmel.

During the course of this search, quantities of Ecstasy, LSD and Cannabis with an estimated street value of €1300 were recovered.

A 21 year old male was arrested at the scene and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He has since been released pending analysis of the substances located and a file is expected to be submitted to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).


1 comment to Gardaí Continue War On Drugs In Tipperary.

  • Brian Keady

    “Gardaí Continue War On Drugs In Tipperary.” ….. Well, would it not be great to see that the same Gardai did something about local traffic enforcement??? What a pity the same Gardai couldn’t start, never mind continue, the war on cars & trucks doing 100km/hr+ inside the 50k zones in Thurles & other county towns. If they spent less time ticketing ordinary decent citizens getting some fresh air at the Devil’s Bit, Templemore Town Park & Grange, they might have more time to enforce local safety critical road traffic legislation. We might then all feel a bit safer as we head out for on our local exercise route. Sadly for us, only elected TD’s are allowed to head for golf outings on the west coast.

    Doing 100km/hr in a 50k zone (or double the posted speed limit) has serious consequences in Ontario, and other provinces, in Canada.

    But, then, they actually enforce the laws over there.

    The consequences here??? Nothing really — the penalty for driving at 51kph is the same as that for driving 101kph.

    Welcome to Ireland. Drive away ………..

    Actions that count as stunt driving

    Ontario’s stunt driving law is extensive, and many actions you can take behind the wheel count as stunt driving. They span racing to chasing to burnouts, and everything in between.

    Here are other examples of what counts as stunt driving:

    Driving 50 kilometers or more over the speed limit.
    Squealing your tires from a stopped position (intentionally making the vehicle lose traction).
    Operating a vehicle from a position other than the driver’s seat.
    Doughnuts, drifting, and wheelies.
    Not allowing somebody to pass.
    Driving with somebody in the trunk.
    Driving in a way that you wouldn’t have reasonable time to respond to changing road conditions or circumstances.
    Driving side by side with another vehicle for an extended period.
    Cutting off another vehicle.
    Although stunt driving doesn’t carry the kinds of criminal charges that come with impaired or dangerous driving, there are still serious consequences.

    The first is a minimum fine of $2,000 and an immediate (roadside) seven-day suspension of your driver’s license. As such, your vehicle will also be seized and impounded for a week.

    A conviction could cause you to lose your license for up to two years. In the case of a second offence, you could face jail time and a license suspension for up to 10 years.

    Additional costs associated with a conviction
    Along with the fine you’ll have to pay, there are other fees and costs you’ll incur because of a stunt driving conviction, including:

    Increased insurance rates.
    Being labelled a high-risk driver.
    Fees to reinstate your license.
    Towing and storage fees for your car.
    Legal fees.
    Stunt driving may not be a criminal offence, but it’s still a serious charge that can result in big fines and suspended licenses. Many actions can be counted as stunt driving, including common bad habits that some drivers practice regularly.

    But along with losing your license and having to pay a hefty fine, a stunt driving conviction can also cost you a great deal in other fees and insurance rates, so it’s best to know what actions are prohibited and to drive safely when you’re on the road.

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