Two women arrested after gardai discover cannabis growhouse
Two women have been arrested after gardai uncovered a cannabis growhouse in Westmeath.
As part of a probe into the sale and supply of drugs in the Athlone area gardai searched a rural dwelling at Moyvoughly, Moate.
During the course of this search a highly sophisticated grow house was discovered which had Cannabis plants growing (subject to analysis) in various stages of growth.
The plants have an estimated street value of €150,000.
Two females were arrested and are currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 – Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.
This operation was led by the Athlone Drugs Unit assisted by the Westmeath Divisional Units and the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau.