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Man charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo

Cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb were seized.

Image: An Garda Síochána

Updated Nov 21st 2021, 3:35 PM

A MAN IN his 40s has been charged in relation to the seizure of €208,000 worth of suspected cannabis and the discovery of a growhouse following a search in Sligo today.

The man was arrested along with three other men after gardaí discovered a growhouse constructed within a building in the Ballymote area of Sligo which contained 85 cannabis plants at various stages of growth. The plants have an estimated value of approximately €68,000.

Suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of €140,000 was also discovered by gardaí and seized. All of the drugs seized have a total estimated value of €208,000 and will be sent for analysis.

The man is expected to appear before a special sitting of Carrick-On-Shannon District Court at 4pm today. 

Two men, aged in their 30s, have been released without charge.

One man in his 40s is still being detained at Ballymote Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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