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Drugs, weapons and cash seized in searches by Laois Gardai

Gardai in Laois made a seizure following a search on Wednesday.

As part of their work to tackle anti-social behaviour in Portlaoise, they captures a number of items.

Cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines worth €6,000 as well as €1,350 in cash was recovered.

While knives and pepper spray, which are prohibited by law, were also seized.

Gardai say: “Portlaoise Community Policing Unit and Laois Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search on Wednesday as part of our continued work in tackling antisocial behaviour.

“They seized drugs to a value of approximately €6,000 which included Cannabis, Cocaine, Amphetamine and cash to value of €1,350.

“Also seized were knives and pepper spray which are prohibited under Firearms and Offensive Weapons act 1990/2009.”

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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.