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Man Arrested After Seizure Of Tablets And Cocaine In Westmeath

Gardaí searched a car in Athlone on Wednesday night.

A man has been arrested following a seizure of drugs in Westmeath.

Gardaí, responding to reports, stopped a vehicle in the Monkland area of Athlone at about 9.50 on Wednesday night.

A quantity of tablets and suspected cocaine were discovered following a search of the vehicle, and a male occupant in his 20s was arrested.

He was detained at Athlone Garda Station, but has since been released without charge, and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Investigations are ongoing.

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