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Tuesday 23 January 2018

Man (43) charged in connection with 700k seizure of cannabis from 'fully functioning grow-house'

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)
Denise Calnan

Denise Calnan

A 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with the seizure of cannabis plants and herb worth an estimated €700,000.

Gardai seized cannabis plants and herb with an estimated value of €700,000 from a 'fully functioning grow-house' during a raid on Monday night. 

Gardai from the Kildare Drugs and Crime Unit were assisted by local gardai when they carried out a planned search of a premises in the Ard Scoil area of Athy.

The raid took place shortly after 11pm.

The premises was described as a 'fully functioning grow-house' and a number of items of drug cultivation paraphernalia were also seized.

The man is due to appear before Naas District Court this morning. He remains in garda custody.

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