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Cannabis plants pic credit: An Garda Siochana

Cannabis plants pic credit: An Garda Siochana

Cannabis plants pic credit: An Garda Siochana

A man has been arrested by the Gardaí today after almost €270k worth of cannabis was discovered in a Co Laois residence.

Gardaí seized approximately the drugs following the search of a property in Mountrath, Co. Laois this morning.

The joint search was conducted by Mountrath Gardaí and Divisional Drugs Unit in Portlaoise.

A man in his thirties was arrested at the scene.

The man was taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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