May 18, 2021
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Busted! €30,000 of cannabis found in Waterford house after man was arrested in city

Waterford gardai seized €30,000 of cannabis during a search of a house after they arrested a man in the city who was caught with a suspected quantity of cocaine.

The 28-year-old was arrested in the Ballybricken area of the city at around 4.35pm yesterday.

A local Garda spokesperson confirmed the suspect was arrested after he “fled on foot” when he was approached by members of the Drug Unit.

During the chase he dropped a bag, suspected of containing cocaine with a street value of just over €1,000.

The man was arrested and taken to Waterford Garda Station for questioning.

Gardai later discovered around €30,000 of cannabis resin during a follow-up search of a house in the Cherrymount area of the city.

The suspect was later released from custody. A file on the matter is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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