Gardai in Ballina arrested a man last night who was found to be in possession of a significant amount of controlled drugs.

The man was driving a car which failed to stop on the outskirts of Ballina.

Gardai pursued the car for a short distance and arrested the driver who was in his mid-20’s .

He appeared before Castlebar District Court this morning on road traffic offences, and was remanded in custody to appear again at Harristown District Court in Castlerea on Friday.

He was refused bail.

The drugs seized in the incident have been sent for analysis.



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