AS part of the investigation into criminal activity in Ennis, Gardaí seized €107,500 of controlled drugs and a firearm with ammunition, following a number of searches in the Beechpark area on Wednesday.
The searches were carried out by members attached to Clare Detective Units, Clare Community Engagement and the Western Region ASU.
During the course of these searches €87,000 of suspected cocaine, €15,000 of suspected amphetamine, €5000 of suspected xanax (2500 tablets), €500 of suspected heroin and €1800 cash was seized. A firearm and ammunition was also recovered.
The drugs and firearm will be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for examination.
No arrests have been made and Gardai say investigations are ongoing.
Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.