Drugs and a significant amount of cash were seized by Gardai in the Castlebar area over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Gardai confirmed to Midwest News today that the drugs find was made after a car was stopped in the early hours of Saturday morning in the Islandeady area.

The street value of the drugs believed to be cocaine and cannabis herb is in the region of €2,000.

In a follow up search at a house in Castlebar further drugs were discovered.

Also a sum of money – in the region of €4,000 – was confiscated.

A man was arrested and held at Castlebar Garda Station for questioning.

He was released around 6 p.m on Saturday evening.

A file has been sent for the DPP.


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