November 29, 2020
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Dopey drug driver busted at Kilkenny Covid-19 checkpoint after gardai noticed strong smell of weed coming from car

A drug driver was busted after gardai noticed a strong smell of weed coming from his car as drove up to a Covid-19 checkpoint in county Kilkenny.

Gardai have reported a significant number of drug seizures at checkpoints set up across the country since the coronavirus restrictions came into effect.

In the latest incident locally, a motorist was stopped at a checkpoint at Rathclough, close to the M9 at Bennetsbridge, on Good Friday when officers noticed a strong smell coming from his vehicle.

The occupant of the car, a 44-year-old man with an address in Waterford, was questioned and he willingly handed over an amount of cocaine and cannabis in his possession.

The suspect was processed on the spot.

A local Garda spokesperson told KilkennyNow.ie: “The Covid-19 checkpoints are there to deter the movement of people due to the pandemic but other matters will be detected on these checkpoints as well and those offending will be dealt with accordingly.”

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