A routine Garda checkpoint in the lead-up to Christmas in Portlaoise yielded a drug discovery valued at €70,000.
The discovery took place in the early hours of Friday, December 20.
A statement from the Gardai explained the discovery.
“While on a routine patrol in the outskirts of Portlaoise Town in the early hours of 20/12/19 members of Unit C Portlaoise Garda Station stopped and searched a vehicle and its driver,” said the statement.
“On searching the occupant and the vehicle drugs valued at in excess €70,000 were located in the vehicle.
“Cannabis herb, Cocaine, and MDMA were seized.
“The driver was arrested and detained. He was also processed for driving under an intoxicant.
“A court appearance will follow.”