Two separate Garda investigations in Clare on Tuesday resulted in the discovery of €9,000 worth of suspected drugs.
Shortly before 2.30pm Gardaí from Clare Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at a house in Miltown Malbay. During the course of the search Gardaí seized €1,000 of suspected cocaine. No arrests have been made but Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry.
At around 6.30pm Gardaí from Clare Divisional Drugs Unit executed a search warrant at a house in Ennis. During the course of the search Gardaí seized €8,000 of suspected cannabis herb that was split into small bags. A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Ennis Garda Station. He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and has since been released. A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.