GARDAÍ have arrested a man and seized €1,200 of suspected drugs in Blackpool.
The incident took place on Sunday.
A garda spokesperson said: "Shortly after 4.30pm Gardaí from Watercourse Road Garda Station were on patrol in the Blackpool area when they spotted a man who seemed unsteady on his feet. As Gardaí walked over to check if he was ok, the man dropped a zip lock bag on the ground.
"Gardaí seized the bag which contained €1,200 worth of suspected Xanax tablets. They will now be sent for analysis.
"A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested in connection with the incident and detained at Gurranabraher Garda Station. He has since been released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions."