Drugs worth €18k seized in Athlone following search

A search of a house in Athlone has yielded drugs with an estimated street value of over €18,000.

Athlone Gardai confirmed that the divisional drugs unit carried out the operation at a property on the Dublin Road on Monday night at 8.30pm, where they discovered cannabis worth €16,000, €2,000 of ecstasy, and a small amount of cash.

A teenager from the town was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained in Athlone Garda Station for questioning (Tuesday morning) in relation to the seizure.

This is the second major local seizure this week, coming hot on the heels of the discovery of cocaine and cannabis herb with a street value of €4,500 in Hodson Bay over the weekend.

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