€40,000 worth of drugs seized in Portlaoise

Gardaí have seized more than €40,000 worth of drugs in Portlaoise with a further €6,000 seized in Graiguecullen on the Carlow border.

Gardaí have seized more than €40,000 worth of drugs in Portlaoise with a further €6,000 seized in Graiguecullen on the Carlow border.

As part of an ongoing operation Gardaí from Carlow and Portlaoise searched a house at Kilminchy, Portlaoise on Sunday evening November 11.

During he search Gardaí said they discovered ecstasy tablets, cannabis herb and cannabis resin with a total street value of €40,000 (pending analysis).

During a follow search of a house in Graiguecullen Gardaí discovered, speed and cannabis herb with a street value of €6,000 (pending analysis).

A man aged 30 was arrested at the second location and is being detained under the provisions of section 2 of the Criminal Justice(Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended at Carlow Garda station.