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Man arrested at Covid-19 checkpoint following discovery of €40k worth of cannabis

He is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

M9, Co Carlow
M9, Co Carlow
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A MAN IN his 30s has been arrested following the discovery of €40,000 worth of cannabis at a Covid-19 checkpoint in Co Carlow this afternoon. 

Gardaí carrying out the checkpoints on the M9 this afternoon stopped a vehicle and suspected the driver of driving under the influence. 

A roadside test was carried out and the driver tested positive for cocaine. 

The vehicle was also searched, which resulted in the discovery of €40,000 worth of cannabis (pending analysis). 

The man was taken to Carlow Garda Station where he is currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. 

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