NewsCrime Desk

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.