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Arrest and Seizure of €40,000 worth of Cannabis in Carlow

Gardaí have arrested a male in his 30s following the discovery of €40,000 worth of cannabis (pending analysis) in Co. Carlow this afternoon, Friday 1st May 2020.

Gardaí carrying out COVID 19 checkpoints on the M9, Co. Carlow, this afternoon stopped a vehicle and suspected the driver of driving under the influence. A roadside test was administered and the driver tested positive for cocaine. A search of the vehicle was carried out, which resulted in the discovery of cannabis.

The man was taken to Carlow Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking Act) Act, 1996.