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Gardaí Recovered Cocaine & Cannabis On Tipperary Waste Ground.

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On Tuesday July 20th 2021, Gardaí from the Carrick on Suir and Clonmel areas responded to a report that shots had been fired on the Railway line at St. Johns, Carrick on Suir, Co. Tipperary.

Witnesses had reported seeing two men on the raiway line in possession of a firearm and that 4 shots had been discharged, using the weapon.

Gardaí later executed two search warrant issued under Section 29 of the Offences against the state act 1939, on two local addresses. During the course of these searched, a small quantity of drugs were recovered.

On Friday last, July 22nd 2021, in a follow up operation from this investigation into the unlawful discharge of a firearm in Carrick on Suir on Tuesday July 20th 2021, Garda from Carrick-On-Suir conducted a further search of wasteland adjoining the railway near St. John’s Terrace.

It was during the course of this search, assisted by Garda dog “Buddy” from the Cork Dog unit, that Gardaí recovered cocaine and cannabis with a street value of approximately €3,000, on waste ground adjacent to private houses.

One male in his late 20s has since been arrested for an offence under Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84 and detained in Clonmel under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The man has since been released, with a file being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Persons with any information in relation to this incident is urged to contact Clonmel Garda Station at Tel: 052 6177640.

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