Cannabis worth €280,000 discovered in Roscommon house

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Gardai from the Roscommon Divisional Drug Unit discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €280,000 in Athleague, Co Roscommon this morning. As part of an operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis, gardai conducted a planned search of a rural house in Athleague this morning.

Gardai from the Roscommon Divisional Drug Unit discovered cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €280,000 in Athleague, Co Roscommon this morning. As part of an operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis, gardai conducted a planned search of a rural house in Athleague this morning.

During the course of the search cannabis plants with an estimated street value of up to €280,000 (pending analysis) were recovered in the house.

A male in his late 20’s was arrested at the scene and he is currently detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Roscommon Garda Station.