Over €240,000 worth of drugs has been seized in the last month.
Members of the public are being asked to help tackle drug abuse in the midlands.
Over €240,000 worth of drugs has been seized in six separate seizures around the region in the last month.
The Athlone Drugs Awareness group says substance misuse is causing mayhem in families and communities, with those who fall into debt also facing threats and intimidation.
Chairperson Frankie Keena says the public can help protect against this: