Man to appear in court after raid in Limerick's St Mary's Park 

Search warrants were executed as part of Operation Copóg on Monday
Man to appear in court after raid in Limerick's St Mary's Park 

A multi-agency search operation took place in St Mary's Park in Limerick on Monday.

A man in his 40s is to appear in court this morning following his arrest in St Mary's Park in Limerick on Monday.

Gardaí attached to Limerick Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search operation as part of Operation Copóg, launched earlier this year to target the supply of controlled drugs and anti-social behaviour in the vicinity.

Assisted by the Regional Armed Support Unit, Emergency Response Unit, and the Southern Region Dog Unit, gardaí executed search warrants at a number of properties. 

The properties were "heavily modified and reinforced to obstruct entry" according to a garda spokesperson. 

Suspected cocaine worth €700 was seized along with items used for the preparation of crack cocaine including baking soda and chemical ammonia.

One man, aged in his 40s, was arrested in relation to this investigation and was detained in Henry Street Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1996. 

He has since been charged and is due to appear before Limerick District Court this morning, at 10.30am.

"Investigations are ongoing," added a garda spokesperson. 

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