Laois Divisional Drugs Unit carried out searches yesterday around Portarlington resulting in the seizure of drugs and cash.
€7,500 of cannabis and €7,500 in cash were recovered in raids under Operation Tara.
A spokesperson said: “Operation Tara will have a strong focus on tackling street-level dealing in cities, towns and villages across the country.
“The goal of Operation Tara is to protect communities from the scourge of illegal drugs in line with An Garda Síochána’s mission of Keeping People Safe.
“The focus of Operation Tara is to disrupt, dismantle and prosecute drug trafficking networks, at all levels – international, national, local – involved in the importation, distribution, cultivation, production, local sale and supply of controlled drugs.
“Under Operation Tara, individuals and groups involved in the drug trade will be the target of enforcement activity based on intelligence and the latest crime trends.
“Anyone with information can Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”