Limerick drug squad search pharmacy after arresting man with 'controlled prescription drugs'

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Limerick drug squad search pharmacy after arresting man with 'controlled prescription drugs'

Officer attached to the Health Products Regulatory Authority at Ballycummin Pharmacy this Thursday PICTURE: ADRIAN BUTLER

THE DRUG squad has searched a Limerick pharmacy following the arrest of a man after “controlled prescription drugs” were seized at his home on Wednesday night. 

On Wednesday night, the drug squad at Henry Street garda station executed a search warrant at the man’s home in Limerick. 

“During the search a number of items were seized and a man in his 40s was arrested and is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act of 1984.”

It is understood that the items were controlled prescription drugs. However, it is not known what type or the quantity of the drugs. 

Following his arrest, the drug unit searched Ballycummin Pharmacy, in Ballycummin Village this Thursday morning. 

“Officers attached to the PSI (Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland) are conducting an investigation in association with An Garda Síochana, supported by the HPRA (Health Products Regulatory Authority),” a spokesperson for the gardai told the Limerick Leader this Thursday.