October 18, 2021

Cocaine seizure: €21,000 of drug found during search of house in Waterford city estate

Gardai seized €21,000 worth of suspected cocaine after they carried out a planned search of a house in an estate in Waterford city over the weekend.

A 20-year-old man was arrested after gardai found the drugs during the search of the property on Saturday.

A local Garda spokesperson said the suspect was “arrested and detained for possession of drugs for sale and supply”.

He has since been released from custody. A file on the matter will be prepared and sent to 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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