07 Dec 2021

Laois-Offaly gardai shocked by discovery in house search

Laois-Offaly gardai shocked by discovery in house search

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Gardai in the Laois-Offaly town of Portarlington made a major drugs discovery on Tuesday.

Gardaí from Laois Drugs Unit and Portarlington Garda Station recovered a quantity of suspected cannabis herb and cocaine valued at €58,000 and €4,000 respectively during the search of a house in Portarlington.

A man in his 30s was arrested and was detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He has been charged with drugs and burglary offences and conveyed to Portlaoise District Court.

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