A drone, mobile phones and a quantity of drugs have been seized near Castlerea Prison in Co Roscommon.

Gardaí stopped and searched a car at Harristown, adjacent to the prison, at around 11am this morning.

A drone, which was in the process of being set up, was recovered as well as a quantity of cannabis herb, 440 tablets, two mobile phones and a watch phone.

A 46-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman were arrested at the scene and are being detained at Castlerea Garda Station.

In a statement, the Governor of Castlerea Prison said: "The prison works closely with An Garda Síochána and we welcome their intervention and continued support in assisting the prevention of contraband entering our facility".