A substantial haul of E tablets was made by Portlaoise Gardaí last Friday night August 23 in the town.
Inspector Declan Dunne from Portlaoise station said the driver of the car was stopped and the illegal drugs discovered during a routine ‘stop and search’ procedure that was taking place.
“There was €40,000 worth of E tabs found,” he said.
There were a number of people in the car. A man appeared in Portlaoise Court last Monday to face charges.