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Huge haul Man charged after gardai seize cannabis worth €130,000 in Longford growhouse

During the search, they found "a sophisticated cannabis growhouse" which was spread over two bedrooms and a basement area.

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Suspected cannabis seized in Longford

Suspected cannabis seized in Longford

Suspected cannabis seized in Longford

Gardai arrested and charged a man after seizing a huge haul of suspected cannabis plants and cannabis herb at a growhouse in Co Longford.

Officers attached to the Roscommon/Longford Divisional Drugs Unit made the bust after searching a home in Aughnacliffe under warrant at approximately 1pm on Saturday, January 23.

During the search, they found "a sophisticated cannabis growhouse" which was spread over two bedrooms and a basement area.

The suspected cannabis plants are estimated to be worth approximately €45,000 while suspected cannabis herb worth approximately €85,000 was also seized.

In total, approximately €130,000 of suspected cannabis was recovered (pending analysis).

A man in his mid 30s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Granard Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

He is due to appear before a sitting of Mullingar District Court at 1pm today charged in connection with the investigation.

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