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Three in court over cannabis growing facility

Gardaí in Co Kilkenny discovered the facility and cannabis plants at various stages of growth on Wednesday.

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THREE MEN HAVE been arrested and charged following the discovery of a cannabis growing facility in Co Kilkenny.

Gardaí carried out a search at a house in Freshford on Wednesday during which a cannabis cultivation facility with watering, lighting and heating systems was found.

Cannabis plants at various stages of development were found with a potential street value of €80,000, according to gardaí.

Three men aged 46, 49 and 53 were arrested in connection with the discovery and held under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. They were held at Tramore and Waterford Garda Stations and appeared before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court this afternoon.

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