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Gardai seize massive amount of drugs in Portlaoise

Gardaí seized cocaine and a number of other drugs
Concern over the local use of cocaine

Gardaí have seized a sizeable amount of drugs after carrying out a number of raids in Portlaoise on Monday.

Working under Operation Recovery, Gardai executed three raids at three different locations in the town.

A man and a woman were arrested in the course of the operation but a Garda spokesperson confirmed to LaoisToday that both of these had been released without charge.

At 11.30am, a house in Rossvale, Portlaoise was searched and cocaine with an estimated street value of €3,000 was recovered.

One male in his mid-20s, who is from the local area, was arrested but later released.

At the same time, Gardai executed a raid at a house in St Brigid’s Place, Portlaoise, and cocaine valued at €1,000 was discovered.

One woman in her early 20s was arrested at the scene but she was also released.

In a third raid which took place at 10am, tablets and drugs paraphernalia were found in a house in Oak Park, Portlaoise.

These had an estimated value of €200 and one man is currently assisting Gardaí with their inquiries.

Gardaí are appealing for witnesses or anyone with any information to call Portlaoise Gardaí at 057 86 74100.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.