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Man (20s) arrested following discovery of suspected cannabis grow house in Dundalk

The total value of the plants and drugs seized is believed to be in excess of €310,000.
Aug 18th 2020, 4:08 PM 21,024 38

A MAN HAS been arrested following the discovery of a suspected cannabis grow house in Dundalk, Co Louth today.

The seizure was made just after 8am, when members of the Dundalk District Drugs Unit, Dundalk Detective Unit and uniformed members executed a search of a house under warrant at Castle Road.

In the course of the search, cannabis plants (pending analysis) at varying stages of growth were located and seized along with approximately 13kg of suspected cannabis herb.

The total value of the plants and drugs seized is believed to be in excess of €310,000.

As part of the operation, gardaí also seized lights, fans and an irrigation system associated with the cultivation of cannabis plants.

One man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

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