The man in his 30s arrested in connection with this incident and detained at Birr Garda Station has been charged and will appear at Portlaoise District Court on Thursday 16th April 2020.
The man and woman (also in their 30s) arrested and detained at Portlaoise Garda Station have also been charged and were bailed from Tullamore District Court today Friday 10th April 2020 to appear at Portlaoise District Court on Thursday 11th June 2020.
Previous Press Release Refers:
Gardaí responded to reports of suspicious activity in Rossvale, Portlaoise today Wednesday 8th April. Upon arrival a male in his 30s was searched and was discovered to be in possession of a package containing 1kg of a substance believed to be cannabis (pending analysis) with a street value of €20,000. A male in his 30s was arrested and is currently detained under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Birr Garda Station.
During a follow up search, Gardaí attached to the Laois Drugs unit carried out at a search at a property in Rossvale, Portlaoise. €500,000 worth of cannabis (pending analysis) and €35,000 worth of cocaine (pending analysis) and other drug paraphernalia was recovered from the property.
A male and a female in their 30s were arrested and are currently detained under the provisions of section 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Portlaoise Garda Station