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Drug Seizure and arrest in Athlone, Westmeath on the 15/4/15

On the morning of the 15/4/15 Gardai in Athlone conducted an operation to combat the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Athlone area.

The operation involved the search of two houses in Goldsmith View, Athlone town.

During the course of the searches gardai  recovered  a quantity of what is believed to be cannabis herb and cannabis resin with a street value of up to €10,000 (pending analysis)  along with additional drug paraphernalia.

Two firearms (pending technical examination) were also recovered in this search. Arising out of the search a male and a female were arrested. The male is aged 24 and the female is aged 18.

Both are currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 as amended and can be detained for an initial period up to 24 hours.