Gardai at Nenagh are investigating the discovery of what is believed to be cocaine
AN investigation has been launched after more than €70,000 worth of drugs, believed to be cocaine, was discovered at a fire station in County Tipperary.
Tipperary County Council has confirmed gardai were contacted after “an unknown substance” was discovered during a routine health and safety inspection at Nenagh Fire Station on January 17, last.
The council added it will not be commenting any further as the matter is under garda investigation.
“This case is now an ongoing criminal investigation and a file is being prepared for the DPP,” read a statement from the local authority.
While gardai have not commented officially, it’s understood a man in his 30s was arrested and questioned the day after the seizure.
He was released without charge and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The substance, which was reportedly seized in a locker at the fire station, has been sent for analsysis at Garda Headquarters.