Sunday 17 December 2017

Man held after cannabis raid

A man has been arrested after up to 100 cannabis plants were seized from a private house.

The suspect, in his 40s, was detained at the scene, at Clarmallagh, The Swan, Co Laois, at around 9pm last night.

The plants, which were being cultivated in the property, are thought to have a street value of around €40,000.

Gardai from Abbeyleix Garda Station are investigating following the planned raid.

The plants have been sent for forensic analysis.

The suspect is being questioned at Portlaoise Garda station under the Drug Trafficking Act.

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