Gardaí in Limerick discovered €17 ,500 of suspected cocaine in the wake of last night’s street party near UL.
Officers came across a car in College Court Drive after 11pm, while they were in the area dealing with party goers.
The drugs and €800 euro were seized.
Two men have been arrested and are being held at Henry Street Garda Station.
Students Could Face Expulsion For Party
Meanwhile, students at the university could face expulsion following last night's antics.
It's estimated around 200 people descended onto the popular student estate yesterday evening.
Social media footage captures party-goers without face masks, making no effort to social distance and dancing together.
Fire works were shot into crowds and at cars parked in the estate.
Shocking scenes out of College Court tonight pic.twitter.com/TUUlusYrhn
— Seán O'Cearbhaill (@SeanCarroll67) March 2, 2021
So far, three men in their 20s were arrested and over fifty fines were issued for breaches of the health act.
One of the men has been charged for a public order offence, while the second was released without charge but fined.
The third man, who was arrested in relation to a drugs offence, remains in Garda custody.
The Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris says the gathering was an attack on the national effort to suppress Covid-19.
Students like everyone have suffered a lot with #Covid19. The scenes in Limerick tonight are completely unacceptable & a slap in the face to everyone sacrificing so much. It does a real disservice to all students who abide by the rules day in and out. I have spoken to @UL tonight
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) March 2, 2021
He says disciplinary action, up to and including explosion will now be examined.