A number of houses have been evacuated in Drogheda, Co Louth after a suspect device was found inside a house searched by gardaí.

The house, in Marley Court, was searched as part of the ongoing investigation by gardaí into organised crime this evening.

A garda spokesperson confirmed that quantities of suspected cocaine and amphetamines were seized during the search.

The scene has been preserved and Army EOD have been requested to examine the device.

A cordon has been put in place and a number of nearby houses have been evacuated.

A man and woman in their 50s were arrested at the scene and are currently being detained at Drogheda Garda Station.