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Coast Guard Rescue 115 deployed in Laois while Gardai also make drugs seizure following ‘smell’

Garda Vicarstown Rescue

The Coast Guard Rescue 115 was deployed in Laois at the weekend after a vehicle entered water.

The incident occurred in Vicarstown on Sunday where multiple emergency services were deployed.

Gardai confirmed that thankfully nobody was injured.

A spokesperson said: “Laois Gardai were alerted to a vehicle that had entered the canal at Vicarstown.

“A rescue operation was mounted by Gardai, Laois Fire and Rescue services, HSE ambulance and Coast Guard Rescue 115.

“The vehicle was located after a comprehensive search and removed from the canal.

“Thankfully no one was injured in the incident.”

Separately, Gardai in Portlaoise made an arrest after a smell was detected coming from a car.

They said: “Laois Roads Policing Unit conducted a traffic stop on the motorway at the weekend.

“There was a smell of cannabis from the car. A search of the vehicle revealed several bags of cannabis herb.

“The driver was arrested for drug driving and a blood specimen was taken at the station.

“A follow search was carried out premises by the Portlaoise drugs unit.

“A total €7,000 in cannabis herb and over €2,000 in cash was seized. The driver has been charged to Portlaoise District Court.”

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