GARDAÍ IN CORK seized a quantity of the drug Mephedrone with the estimated street value of €42,000.
As part of a planned operation targeting the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Cork area gardaí from the Kanturk District Drugs Unit stopped a car at Rathcoole, Mallow at approximately 11.50am yesterday.
Two men in their 50′s were arrested at the scene and were detained at Bandon Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drug Trafficking Act 1996.
Both were released without charge late last night and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant drug which has similar effects to speed or ecstasy.
Gardaí state that investigations are ongoing.