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drug busts Two men due in court after drugs worth more than €110,000 are seized in Tullamore

The driver and passenger of the van, both males aged in their early 30s, were arrested at the scene

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Part of the haul made by gardai

Part of the haul made by gardai

Part of the haul made by gardai

Two men were due in court this afternoon after drugs worth more than €110,000 were seized during a Garda operation in Tullamore. 

Gardaí from the Tullamore Drugs Unit and Tullamore Detective Unit discovered 33 cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €26,400 when they stopped and searched a van at Clara, Co Offaly yesterday morning.

The driver and passenger of the van, both males aged in their early 30s, were arrested at the scene and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Tullamore and Birr Garda Stations.

In a follow-up search of a house in Tullamore, Co Offaly a growhouse was discovered under construction.

A second search was conducted at an apartment in Tullamore where 105 cannabis plants were located with an estimated street value of €84,000.

Gardai say the searches took place as part of Operation Tara and ongoing investigations targeting the sale and supply of drugs in Tullamore.

Two men have been since charged in relation to the seizure and were due before a special sitting of Tullamore District Court at 1pm this afternoon.

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