Monday 14 October 2019

Man (40s) arrested and 130 cannabis plants seized by gardai during house search

Approximately 130 cannabis plants were discovered along with a quantity of cannabis herb. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Approximately 130 cannabis plants were discovered along with a quantity of cannabis herb. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

GARDAI uncovered a "sophisticated cannabis growing operation" during a search of a house near Dundalk this afternoon.

Members of the Dundalk Drugs Unit, assisted by local detective and uniform members, carried out a search of a house under warrant on the outskirts of Dundalk.

Approximately 130 cannabis plants were discovered along with a quantity of cannabis herb. Photo: An Garda Siochana
Approximately 130 cannabis plants were discovered along with a quantity of cannabis herb. Photo: An Garda Siochana

During the search, approximately 130 cannabis plants were discovered along with a quantity of cannabis herb.

The street value of the seizure is estimated at €150,000.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations into the discovery are ongoing.

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