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Cannabis growhouse found in Drogheda

Stop and search of vehicle in Dublin led to the discovery. Two men will appear in court tomorrow.

The crude growhouse in Drogheda, Co Louth, in which plants with a potential value of €600k were found.
The crude growhouse in Drogheda, Co Louth, in which plants with a potential value of €600k were found.

TWO MEN ARE to appear in court tomorrow morning in relation to the discovery of a cannabis growhouse in Drogheda, Co Louth.

The two – aged 25 and 35 – have been in Garda custody since yesterday morning at Blanchardstown Garda station.

Gardai from the Dublin Metropolitan Region traffic corps stopped and searched a vehicle in the Blanchardstown area at 10pm on Friday night.


Ventilation in the Drogheda growhouse. Image via Garda press office.

That led to the search of a house in Drogheda in the early hours of Saturday where gardai from the Garda National Drugs Unit and Drogheda gardai found a cannabis growhouse – in it was cannabis plants with a potential street value of around €600,000.

It was the second large cannabis seizure this weekend. Gardai found cannabis herb and resin with an estimated street value of €700,000 in a house at Hazel Grove Court in Tallaght last night.

Although that search was planned, there were no arrests made at the scene yesterday.

€700,000 worth of cannabis herb seized in Tallaght>

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