Gardaí from the Tipperary Division conducted searches in four premises in the Roscrea area yesterday (February 12th).
As a result of these searches a quantity of Cocaine (subject to analysis) was seized, with an estimated street value of €40,000. Four men were arrested and were detained under Section 2- Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Roscrea, Nenagh, Thurles and Templemore Garda Stations. Three of the men have been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions. One man was kept in custody in Templemore. This is part of Operation Overwatch, which was set up to target persons involved in the distribution of controlled drugs in the Roscrea area.
This is the latest seizure to capture a large amount of drugs in and around Roscrea. Gardaí uncovered a stash of €4,000 worth of cocaine, ecstacy tablets and hash in September last year, and in July, another individual was caught with up to €2,000 worth of cocaine in Roscrea.