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20 Jan 2022

Man arrested after Gardai raid major cannabis growhouse in the Midlands

Cannabis plants

An image of the seizure on Friday

Gardai in the Midlands raided a cannabis growhouse in the Midlands on Friday.

Shortly before midday, detectives in Longford carried out a search under warrant of a property in Edgewortstown where 32 cannabis plants worth an estimated €26,000 were discovered.

During the course of the search gardai also discovered a sophisticated cultivation and manufacturing system including humidifiers, a digital thermostat, extensive insulation, heat lighting, fans, an air ventilation system and plant fertiliser. 

All of the plants seized are now expected to undergo analysis as part of the investigation.

A man in his 30s was arrested and brought to Granard garda station for questioning over the incident and was subsequently charged.

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