Heroin and gun seized in Portlaoise house

GARDAÍ in Portlaoise have discovered a significant quantity of heroin and a gun during a drugs search of a house off the town’s Dublin Road.

GARDAÍ in Portlaoise have discovered a significant quantity of heroin and a gun during a drugs search of a house off the town’s Dublin Road.

A spokesperson at the Portlaoise Garda Station confirmed that acting under a warrant, a division from the local drugs unit carried out a search of a house in Colliers Lane on Friday, April 20, shortly before 3pm.

About €4,000 worth of heroin was discovered, along with a small amount of cannabis herb. A quantity of tablets was also found and laboratory analysis of the tablets will be conducted to determine whether they are a controlled substance. In addition to the drugs, a gun was also found during the search.

One local man, who is well known to the gardaí, was arrested and brought to the Portlaoise Garda Station.

A file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.