Gardai raid Birr cannabis operation

A HOUSE where cannabis plants were grown was raided last week by local Gardai.

A HOUSE where cannabis plants were grown was raided last week by local Gardai.

The grow house and cannabis plants was uncovered in Chesterfield close, Birr as part of a planned raid last week

Gardai searched the attic of the house where they discovered up to 30 plants being cultivated with a potential value of around €12,000.

A man in his twenties was arrested at the scene and brought to Tullamore Garda Station under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

The man was later released and a file is being prepared for the DPP.