29-year-old man charged with alleged possession of drugs and cash in Athlone

A 29-year-old man has been charged following the seizure of cash and cocaine in Athlone worth nearly €16,000.

The man was arrested after gardai stopped and searched a car in the Garrycastle area on Friday afternoon.

125grammes of cocaine worth €8,750 was recovered together with cash of €7,200.

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A man was arrested and later charged with road traffic offences and possession of drugs for sale and supply. He is due to appear before Athlone District Court next Tuesday.