Wednesday 21 March 2018

Gardai discover 45 cannabis plants in residential home

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Daire Courtney

Daire Courtney

Gardaí discovered a total of 45 cannabis plants in a grow-house set up in a residential property.

The raid took place in Co Cavan on Saturday morning.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Cavan Garda Station.

A Garda spokesperson said: “A male (24 years) was arrested and taken to Cavan Garda station where he was detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.

“He was released that evening and a file is being prepared for the DPP.”

The plants have an estimated street value of €36,000, pending further analysis to determine their worth.

It is understood the house is also used as a residence.

The house in Glenlara, Cavan, was searched as part of Operation Thor by Gardaí from the Crime/Drugs Unit.

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