Gardaí question two men in connection with drugs destined for house parties in Cork

Gardaí question two men in connection with drugs destined for house parties in Cork

TWO people have been questioned about drugs found in Bishopstown believed to be destined for house parties in the area.

An estimated €3,000 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb was seized.

A garda spokesman said: "As part of an ongoing operation targeting anti-social behaviour, Gardaí from the Southside Community Engagement team and uniform Gardaí from Anglesea Street carried out patrols and surveillance around in the Bishopstown area.

"This operation is part of the increased patrols that Gardaí have put in place over the recent months.

"At 8.30pm Gardaí noticed a man, aged in his early 20, acting suspiciously and was kept under surveillance. He was stopped and searched on Rossa Avenue as he was about to meet another person.

"He was found to be in possession of nearly €800 of suspected cocaine.

"The man was arrested and brought to Bishopstown Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. He has since been released."

Gardai carried out a follow up search which yielded a further €700 of suspected cocaine and €600 of suspected cannabis herb.

A short time later, another man in his 20s was stopped and searched on Rossa Avenue. €800 of suspected cocaine was found and the man was arrested and brought to Bishopstown Garda Station and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

He has since been released.

The garda spokesman said: "Gardaí believe that the suspected drugs were being supplied to house parties in the area and some were already split into small deals. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent for analysis."

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