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A teenager is due in court this morning after gardai discovered suspected illegal drugs worth €196,000 on waste ground in Sligo town.

A garda spokesman said the man, aged in his late teens, was charged in relation to this investigation and is due to appear before Sligo District Court later today.

The suspected haul included €177,800 worth of cocaine, cannabis with an estimated value of €13,240 and ecstasy worth €5,070 - as well as a quantity of ammunition.

In a statement yesterday, a garda spokesman said: "Gardaí investigating the sale and supply of drugs in the Sligo area carried out a search of waste ground in Cranmore, Sligo, assisted by the Garda Dog Unit.

"Cocaine with a value of €177,800, Cannabis worth €13,240 and Ecstasy with a value of €5,070 were discovered and seized along with a quantity of ammunition. All seized items are subject to analysis.

"Investigations are ongoing," a garda spokesman said.

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