Female Garda in hospital after being dragged 100 feet by car during drug search in Cork 3 weeks ago

Female Garda in hospital after being dragged 100 feet by car during drug search in Cork

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A female member of the Gardaí is in hospital after being dragged 100 feet by a car during a drug search on Thursday evening in Cork.

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At around 7.30pm, Gardaí from the West Cork Division were on active patrol in the Skibbereen area when they witnessed a suspected drug transaction between a man in a car and a pedestrian.

When Gardaí attempted to speak to the driver of the car, the car sped off and struck the Garda, dragging her 30 metres down the road.

She was then taken to Cork University Hospital, where she currently remains.

A Garda spokesperson said in a statement: "Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening."

A search of a nearby property was carried out, where Gardaí seized €5,500 of suspected cannabis herb and over €3,000 in cash.

A man, aged in his 20s, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

Further searches were conducted in the Skibbereen area by the West Cork Divisional Drugs Unit, Southern Region Dog unit and Gardaí from Bandon and Skibbereen.

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As part of the searches, Gardaí seized €600 of suspected cannabis herb, €300 in cash and a car.

Another man, aged in his 30s, was arrested and is currently detained at Bandon Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.