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Drugs bust Man arrested after gardai raid 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' in Co Roscommon

Approximately €77,000 worth of drugs were seized during the search operation in Castleplunket

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The cannabis growhouse that was discovered by gardai in Co Roscommon. Picture @gardainfo

The cannabis growhouse that was discovered by gardai in Co Roscommon. Picture @gardainfo

The cannabis growhouse that was discovered by gardai in Co Roscommon. Picture @gardainfo

Gardaí have arrested a man after what they described as a “sophisticated cannabis growhouse” was discovered on the grounds of a property in Co Roscommon. 

Approximately €77,000 worth of drugs were seized during the search operation in Castleplunket.

“At approximately 10.30am this morning, gardaí searched a residential property in Castleplunket, Co Roscommon,” gardai said.

“During the course of the search, gardaí discovered a sophisticated cannabis growhouse on the grounds of the property.

“The value of the suspected cannabis plants recovered by gardaí was approximately €56,800. Gardaí also seized approximately €20,000 of cannabis. In total €76,800 worth of cannabis was recovered (pending analysis).

“A man in his early 40s was arrested in relation to this seizure and is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Castlerea Garda station. He can be held for up to seven days.”

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