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Middle aged man due in court tonight after cocaine found in car

Over €90,000 in cash was later discovered in follow up searches.
Oct 8th 2015, 9:16 PM 28,608 11

A 53-YEAR-OLD man is due to appear in court tonight after cocaine and cannabis were found when gardaí stopped and searched a car at Lagan Drive on Tuesday evening.

During follow up searches at a number of houses in the town, €91,000 in cash and more drugs were discovered.

Yesterday evening a woman in her 20s was also arrested in Sligo when gardaí found €45,000 worth of cannabis while searching another house.

The woman has since been released with charge and a file is being prepared for the DPP.

Cannabis and cocaine with an estimated value of €70,000 and €91,000 in cash has been seized during this operation to date.

The operation was part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in Sligo.

Read: Man charged after this grow house was discovered in Kildare>

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