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Special sitting Man (40s) to appear in court in connection with €590k drugs seizure in Cork

The man was arrested during a stop and search in Mitchelstown, Co Cork, on Friday afternoon at 2.20pm by gardaí attached to the Fermoy Roads Policing Unit.

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The drugs seized in Mitchelstown on Friday. Photo: Gardaí

The drugs seized in Mitchelstown on Friday. Photo: Gardaí

The drugs seized in Mitchelstown on Friday. Photo: Gardaí

A man in his 40s will appear before a special sitting of Listowel District Court this Sunday afternoon charged in connection with the seizure of drugs worth €590,000 in Cork on Friday.

The man was arrested during a stop and search in Mitchelstown on Friday afternoon at 2.20pm by gardaí attached to the Fermoy Roads Policing Unit.

The car was stopped for road traffic offences and seized and a search of the vehicle yielded approximately €380,000 worth of cannabis and an estimated €210,000 of cocaine.

The driver was taken to Fermoy Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

The man will appear before a Special Sitting of Listowel District Court this afternoon, at 2pm.

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