Sleeping pills worth €42,000 seized in Dublin’s inner city

Discovery of Zopiclone made on Rutland Street part of wider Garda operation

Gardaí from Mountjoy seized a large quantity of sleeping tablets for sale on the street.

Gardaí from Mountjoy seized a large quantity of sleeping tablets for sale on the street.

 

Gardaí have seized €42,000 worth of the sleeping tablet Zopiclone in a planned search of a premises in Dublin’s north inner city.

The discovery was part of a wider operation in the area targeting the illegal sale and supply of controlled drugs, conducted by gardaí from Mountjoy.

The seizure was made at about 11am at a house off Rutland Street. No arrests were made.

Zopiclone is a medicine used to treat sleeping difficulties and it has been seized by gardaí in previous raids.

Guidance on consumption of the prescription medication is designed to prevent dependence and withdrawal symptoms.