Approximately €100,000 of cannabis herb along with drugs paraphernalia has been discovered during a garda search of a premises in Portarlington.
Following on from information received, members of the Portarlington gardaí acting on a search warrant conducted a search of an apartment in the town last Wednesday, January 15.
They found five kilos of cannabis herb, with an estimated street value of around €100,000 (pending analysis), along with other items made and adapted for the growth and cultivation of cannabis.
One man, a foreign national aged 31, was arrested at the scene and was detained at Portlaoise Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
A garda spokesperson has confirmed that the man was subsequently charged and brought before Portlaoise District Court last Friday, January 17.
A file is currently being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.