Respected Dublin solicitor has 'white powder' seized after Mountjoy search

The incident took place at Mountjoy Prison
The incident took place at Mountjoy Prison

A respected Dublin solicitor was questioned by gardai after a small quantity of 'white powder' was found in a wallet during a routine search before a visit to Mountjoy prison yesterday.

The incident took place yesterday afternoon as the solicitor was visiting the jail on Dublin's northside.

During a routine search on entering the jail, a small quantity of white powder was discovered in a wallet.

The prison authorities contacted gardai and they came and seized the package.

It has now been sent to the garda forensic labs for further analysis to determine the nature of the substance.

The solicitor consented to being interviewed by gardai at the scene before being allowed to leave.