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Second man (40s) charged after discovery of cannabis growhouse in Sligo

Cannabis plants and a quantity of cannabis herb were seized.

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A SECOND 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 over the weekend. 

Four men were arrested after gardaí discovered a growhouse constructed within a building in the Ballymote area of Sligo on Saturday 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.

One man, aged in his 40s, was charged yesterday in connection with the seizure. He was due before court yesterday afternoon. 

Two other arrested men, both aged in their 30s, were released without charge. 

A second man aged in his 40s, who was also arrested, has now been charged. He appeared before Donegal District Court this morning. 

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