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10 Aug 2022

Man arrested after 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' raided in Midlands

Man arrested after 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' raided in Midlands

Man arrested after 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' raided in Midlands. File picture

A man has been arrested after a 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' was raided in the Midlands on Saturday.

Gardaí seized approximately €130,000 of suspected cannabis during the search of a residence in Longford on Saturday afternoon.
 
The discovery was made when Gardaí attached to the Roscommon/Longford Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Aughnacliffe, County Longford, at approximately 1pm.
 
During the course of this search, a sophisticated cannabis growhouse was located in two bedrooms and the basement area of the residence.
 
The value of the suspected cannabis plants recovered by Gardaí was approximately €45,000. Gardaí also seized approximately €85,000 of suspected cannabis herb.
 
In total, approximately €130,000 of suspected cannabis was recovered (pending analysis).
 
A man in his mid 30s was arrested at the scene and detained at Granard Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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