Thursday 17 January 2019

Suspected cannabis growhouse find

Cannabis plants with estimated street value of €30,000 discovered

Gardai in Dundalk have uncovered a cannabis growhouse
Gardai in Dundalk have uncovered a cannabis growhouse

Olivia Ryan

Gardai from the Dundalk Drugs unit uncovered 22 cannabis plants, reported to have a street value of €30,000, during the search of a property along the Red Barns Road on Thursday last.

The search also led to the discovery of what is believed to have been ' cannabis saplings' along with ecstacy tablets valued at €150 and cocaine with a street value of €350.

Weighing scales and other drug paraphernalia were also reported to have been found during the search.

A 45 year old man was arrested and questioned at Dundalk garda station.

Meanwhile, quick thinking gardai gave chase when they came across a break in at a business premises along the Coes Road in the early hours of Friday morning last. A garda patrol car was in the area when they heard the alarm activated on a building.

One man was seen running from the property, and was pursued by gardai for a time before escaping. A window was broken to gain entry to the building, and the premises had been ransacked inside.

Gardai are also investigating the theft of office and computer equipment from a car parked on Francis Street on Monday last. The theft occurred between 4.45pm and 5pm. CCTV is being examined as part of the enquiries.

A fire at the pitch 'n' putt facility on Hoey's Lane is also being investigated by gardai.

A building on the site was reported to have been targetted on Saturday evening in what gardai say was a 'malicious' fire.

A car located along the scenic Omeath coastline was broken into within an hour of being parked, gardai reported

Nintendo games were stolen from the vehicle after it had been parked between 1.30pm and 2.30p.m on Saturday last

The Argus