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Longford

Two men charged after gardaí uncover cannabis worth €360,000 in converted garage

A cannabis grow house was discovered in Longford yesterday.

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Updated 7.25pm

GARDAÍ HAVE CHARGED two men after seizing a large quantity of cannabis plants following a search of a residence near Abbeylara, Co Longford yesterday afternoon.

Gardaí from Granard, assisted by the Roscommon/Longford Drug Unit and the Regional Armed Support Unit, carried out a planned search of a house and adjoining garage.

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During the course of the search, a cannabis grow house was discovered in the converted garage which contained cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €360,000 (pending analysis).

Three men, ranging in age from 30s to 50s, were arrested at the scene. Two of the men, aged 38 and 45 years, were charged and appeared at Longford District Court this afternoon. They have been remanded in custody to appear before Longford District Court again on 23 January at 10.30am.

The third man was released without charge.

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