Thursday 24 January 2019

Cannabis growhouse busted in Kanturk

Maria Herlihy

A man in his 40s has been arrested by Gardai in Duhallow following the discovery of a cannabis grow house about three miles outside Kanturk town.

Early on Wednesday morning, Gardai went to the house with a search warrant and seized approximately €2,000 worth of cannabis herb and in the region of €3,500 worth of cannabis plants, which were described as at various stages of maturity on the property.  

The man was arrested by gardai and brought to Mallow Garda station for questioning. At time of going to press, the man was still detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1994. The various plants will be sent to the bureau for verification. 

It is understood that the man had been renting a property and is not from the area.