Gardai discover cannabis growhouse and seize large number of plants
Gardai in Leitrim have discovered a cannabis growhouse.
The discovery was made at a house in Aughavas, near Carrigallen, Co. Leitrim.
During the course of the search a highly sophisticated grow house was discovered which had over 250 cannabis plants growing (subject to analysis) at a mature stage of growth.
The plants have an estimated street value of €200,000.
One man in his early 50s was arrested and is currently detained at Carrick-on-Shannon Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
The house is sealed off for a forensic technical examination which is taking place at this time.