Monday 23 October 2017

Woman arrested and drugs worth €31k discovered after Dublin cannabis 'grow house' catches fire

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Cathal McMahon

Cathal McMahon

A woman was arrested and cannabis plants worth over €30,000 were recovered after a grow house caught fire this morning.

Independent.ie has learned that units from Dublin Fire Brigade were called to the scene in Westpark, Tallaght shortly before 9am after receiving reports of the blaze.

Firefighters put out the fire before uncovering a large number of cannabis plants.

A non-national woman, in her mid 30s, was arrested at the scene and taken to Tallaght garda station where she was held under section 4 of the criminal justice act.

She was released this afternoon without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

A garda spokesperson confirmed that drugs uncovered had an estimated street value of €31,000, subject to analysis.

Gardaí in Tallaght have appealed for anyone with information to contact them at Tallaght Garda Station on 01 6666000, The Garda Confidential Line, 1800 666111 or any Garda Station.

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