Suspected cocaine worth €1,000 seized in local apartment

Suspected cocaine worth an estimated €1,000 was discovered in an apartment on the Dublin Road, Athlone on Friday evening.

It came on foot of a planned search of the home by Athlone Drugs Unit who arrested a man at the scene, a local in his 30s, and brought him in for questioning before releasing him without charge later that day.

A file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions in the case.

Powder, suspected to be cocaine, with a street value of just over €1,000 was seized in the search and will now be sent for analysis, according to a garda spokesperson.

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