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Emergency services called to house fire, discover cannabis grow house

A man in his 70s was arrested and a second man is sought after escaping through the rear of the property.

Images of the grow house in Carlow
Images of the grow house in Carlow

GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man in his 70s after being found in possession of cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €200,000.

At approximately 9.30am, emergency services were called to the house in the Rathvilly area of Co. Carlow after a fire was reported.

Once the fire was put out, gardaí discovered a grow house on the property with 250 cannabis plants. The man is currently being held Carlow garda station under section 2 of the Criminal Justice act.

A second man is being sought in connection with the discovery after he escaped through the rear of the property. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to contact Carlow garda station on 059-9136620, the garda confidential line on 1800-666-111 or any garda station

This is the second discovery in recent days in the Carlow area with a combined street value of €560,000.

GrowHouse2# Source: An Garda Síochána

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