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Xanax seizures in Nenagh district

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:52am
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Xanax seizures in Nenagh district

drug trafficking, crime, addiction and sale concept - close up of addict buying dose from drug dealer on street

Xanax seizures in Nenagh district

drug trafficking, crime, addiction and sale concept - close up of addict buying dose from drug dealer on street

GARDAÍ have noticed an increased prevalence of unprescribed Xanax in the Nenagh district this year with four separate seizures of the benzodiazepine in the last week alone.


The Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a male near the Scouts Hall in Nenagh at 10am on Wednesday of last week. A large quantity of tablets, believed to be Xanax, was discovered.


Another man was taken to Nenagh Garda Station for a search at 5pm last Friday. He was found to be in possession of Xanax and cannabis.


More Xanax and cannabis was seized when the Divisional Drugs Unit stopped and searched a male at Tyone, Nenagh, at 2.30am last Sunday. A fourth seizure of what gardaí described as a large quantity of Xanax tablets was made when a vehicle was stopped at Lehinch, Lorrha, at 8.30pm last Monday. A garda patrol car was reportedly damaged in the course of the search. Files are being prepared for the DPP in all cases.


Elsewhere, cocaine and cannabis was seized when gardaí stopped and searched a male at Grove St, Roscrea, at 8.30pm last Saturday.


There have also been several burglaries in the district over recent days, including one at Old Road, Silvermines, on Tuesday of last week. A number of items were stolen.


Another house burglary occurred at Kilbarron, Coolbawn, at 10am last Friday. The residents were reportedly at home when a single intruder entered their house and left soon afterward. Gardaí are seeking public assistance with their investigation of the incident.


Gardaí are using CCTV footage in their investigation of the theft of an employee's bag from a premises on Kenyon St last Friday. Another home burglary was reported at Railway View, Roscrea, in the early hours of Sunday morning last. Two men entered the house and stole an item. Damage to a business premises on Limerick St at around the same time is one of a number of incidents being investigated by gardaí in Roscrea.


In Nenagh, a male was arrested after a chequebook was stolen in a burglary at Flannan St some time last week. The suspect was arrested after he reportedly attempted to use cheques from the book in town. Business owners are urged to be mindful of such activity.


A further report of graffiti at Quintin's Way, Nenagh, is also under investigation. Graffiti was left on walls in the area after the St Patrick's Day parade, and further marks were made over last weekend. Gardaí are examining CCTV footage of the area.


A male was arrested on suspicion of drink driving at Ormond St in Nenagh at 1am last Sunday. Another male was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in charge of a vehicle at Rosemary Square, Roscrea, at 5pm on Sunday. It was reported that the man had an open container of alcohol in his hand when challenged by the gardaí. 

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