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Growing nowhere Roscommon gardai seize €592,000 worth of suspected cannabis in 'sophisticated growhouse'

Gardaí had obtained a search warrant for a residence in Frenchpark as part of an intelligence led operation

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A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized

A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized

A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized

Gardai arrested a man after approximately €592,000 of suspected cannabis herb was discovered in a“sophisticated growhouse” in Co Roscommon yesterday afternoon. 

The man, who is in his 20s, was arrested during the search operation in Frenchpark.

Gardaí had obtained a search warrant for a home in the area as part of an intelligence-led operation that was carried out at 3.30pm by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.

“During the course of the search, a sophisticated growhouse was discovered in the residence and external sheds on the property,” gardaí said.

“A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized, with an estimated street value of €112,000.

“Approximately 22.5kg of vacuum packed cannabis herb was also seized with an estimated street value of €480,000. All drugs will now be sent for analysis.

“The man, aged in his 20s, is currently detained in Castlerea Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

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