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IrelandGardai arrest drug-fuelled speeding driver caught with €38,000 of drugs in Co Carlow

13:50  05 may  2019
13:50  05 may  2019 Source:   msn.com

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However the driver was initially pulled over by gardaí in Cahir, Co . Tipperary yesterday for exceeding the speed limit on the M8 motorway. After searching the seized car and the driver , gardaí then discovered suspected cannabis with a street value of € 38 , 000 . The suspect is due to appear before a

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Gardai arrest drug-fuelled speeding driver caught with €38,000 of drugs in Co Carlow © Getty Gardai at the scene

A drug-fuelled speeding motorist was arrested after being caught with nearly €40,000 worth of drugs in their vehicle.

The man, in his 20s, was initially nabbed after he was caught travelling at a speed of 157km/h on the M9 in Co Carlow.

They went on to test positive for cocaine, cannabis and opiates after a roadside breath test.

Gardai subsequently recovered cocaine and around 2,000 ecstasy tablets from the vehilce. The vehicle was seized as the already disqualified driver was uninsured.

Gardai arrest drug-fuelled speeding driver caught with €38,000 of drugs in Co Carlow © Getty Gardai at the scene

The motorist was arrested and questioned before being released from Carlow Garda Station.

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Gardaí have arrested two men and seized a number of drugs in Carlow on the 23rd May 2018. Gardaí revealed they discovered three large packages; two packages are believed to contain cocaine and the other Ketamine, with a total estimated street value of € 220, 000 (subject to analysis).

A garda tweet said: "Carlow Roads Policing Unit detected car speeding at 157km. Driver failed breath test.

"Vehicle seized - no insurance as driver disqualified. Arrested and taken to Carlow Garda Station.

"Vehicle searched and 2,000 ecstasy tablets and cocaine worth over €38,000 found. Arrested and questioned. Released - file to DPP."

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