Further drug seizures in Athlone

Sunday 29 April 2007 20.46
Further drug seizures in Athlone

The street value of drugs seized in the Athlone area in the past number of days has risen to €450,000.

Last week, gardaí arrested a man after a quantity of drugs were found in a car at Doon.

However, follow-up searches, which have been taking place over the weekend, have uncovered a large amount of amphetamines, crack cocaine and cannabis.

The drugs were found by gardaí who had been combing areas of open ground and woodland.

Yesterday, the man arrested appeared at a Special Sitting of the District Court in Nenagh, he was remanded in custody and will appear in court in Ballinasloe next week.