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Magic mushrooms, MDMA and €25k worth of cannabis seized in Kerry grow house

The drugs were found following a planned search of a house in Cahereen Heights, Castleisland at around 5.30pm.

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Gardaí have arrested a man in his 40s and seized approximately €25,500 worth of suspected cannabis plants and €6,000 worth of various other drugs following the discovery of a grow house in Kerry yesterday.

The drugs were found following a planned search of a house in Cahereen Heights, Castleisland at around 5.30pm.

Gardaí from the Tralee District Drugs Unit carried out a planned search at a house in Castleisland. During the course of the search, 32 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were seized.

Gardaí also seized cannabis herb, cannabis resin, magic mushrooms and MDMA tablets with a combined value of approximately €6,000. All of the drugs seized will now be sent for analysis.

A man in his 40s was arrested at the scene and brought to Tralee Garda Station where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. He was released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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