Gardaí have seized around €10,000 worth of cannabis herb from a teenager in Ennis.
The seizure comes as part of an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of drugs here, and occurred yesterday at Keelty on the outskirts of Clare’s County Town.
A boy in his mid-teens was arrested by officers from the Clare Divisional Drugs Unit, who also seized €10,000 of suspected cannabis herb.
He was detained at Ennis Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act and later released.
A file will be prepared under the Juvenile Diversion Programme.
In announcing the development, Gardaí have also advised parents to be vigilant when it comes to their children being involved in drugs, stating that in most cases there are obvious signs to look out for, including unexplained cash lying around, their child being able to suddenly afford designer clothes, or that they are on their mobile phone a lot, or owning more than one phone.