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Drugs raid Gardai seize 'cannabis jellies' as part of €125k haul at Galway house

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Drugs seizure in Galway. Pic credit: An Garda Siochana

Drugs seizure in Galway. Pic credit: An Garda Siochana

Drugs seizure in Galway. Pic credit: An Garda Siochana

Gardai seized €125,000 worth of cannabis herb and cash at a house in Galway last night.

The seizure included cannabis jellies which have become increasingly popular in recent years and are widely available online despite being illegal.

Officers from the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit arrested a man in his 20s following the raid in Renmore at 7pm last night.

A garda spokesman said: “During the course of the search, Gardaí located a large quantity of cannabis herb (pending analysis) worth approximately €90,000. Gardaí also seized more than €34,500 in cash at the house.

“One man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene in connection with the seizure, and was detained at the North Western Regional Garda Headquarters in Galway under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.”

The man has since been released from custody while a file is prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In October Limerick Chief Superintendent Gerard Roche said cannabis jellies were a worrying trend.

“We regard the use of cannabis juices and jellies as a very serious trend because they are designed really to trap and to encourage people – particularly young teenagers – to take drugs, particularly cannabis and make them really harmless looking along the lines of the alcopops from an alcohol point of view,” he said.

“We have issued warnings about it, people can take one of two of them (jellies) and they overdose so it is a trend that we are concerned about across the country,” he added.

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