Gardai raid cannabis growhouse in Midlands and seize quantity of drugs

Offaly Express Reporter


Offaly Express Reporter


Following on from an incident of public order in Newbridge on Saturday where Gardaí discovered €6,500 cannabis herb, in a follow up operation in Portlaoise today, Gardaí uncovered a growhouse and seized in excess of €20,000 of cannabis.

A man was arrested and detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Newbridge Garda station following the initial seizure and he remains in custody.

In a separate incident, Gardaí in Newbridge are investigating a seizure of drugs at a house in Rossconnell, Newbridge this afternoon.

Following on from investigations, a warrant was obtained and a search conducted at a house, where one man was arrested and a growhouse located. A quantity of cannabis was seized at different stages of growth, with an estimated street value in excess of €60,000, subject to analysis. 

The man in his mid 40s and originally from eastern Europe was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Newbridge GS under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984. Investigations are ongoing.