A man is due in court today facing drug charges after gardaí seized over €50,000 of benzocaine, a mixing agent used for cociane after stopping a car on the M1 earlier this week.
The man was initially arrested for dangerous driving and released on bail before being re-arrested yesterday on the drug charge.
Gardaí from Louth Division and Road Policing Unit had stopped a Northern-registered car on the motorway at Whiterath, Co Louth that was driving in an erratic manner.
A search of the vehicle located a large quantity of powder, later confirmed to be benzocaine, in plastic containers.
Gardaí estimate that the drugs have a street value in excess of €50,000, a spokesperson said.
The 52-year-old was detained at Drogheda Garda Station under and is due to appear before a special sitting of a District Court today.