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03 Jul 2022

Laois Gardai seize cocaine after woman caught speeding under the influence

Laois Gardai seize cocaine after woman caught speeding under the influence

Drugs seized by Portlaoise traffic corps

Gardai in Laois have seized €6,000 worth of drugs mostly cocaine after a woman was caught speeding while driving under the influence 

Gardai isued a statement on the operation.

"Laois Roads Policing unit stopped a vehicle speeding at 148kph on the M7 yesterday evening.

"A female driver failed the road side drug test and was arrested. The car was searched and a small quantity of cannabis herb was recovered along with €4,500 of suspected cocaine.

"A follow up search was carried out at an address in Tipperary which resulted in the seizure of another €1500 worth of drugs," they said.

Gardai said the drive was charged and is due to appear before Portlaoise District Court.

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