A man has been arrested after €70,000 of cannabis was seized in Mullingar, Co Westmeath. 

The discovery was made during a garda search of a house at Ardleigh Gate Mullingar at around 5.30pm yesterday.

During the search 3.5kg of suspected cannabis with an estimated value of €70,000 was found. 

The man, who is in his 30s, is being detained at Mullingar Garda Station.