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28/07/2021

Man arrested in Longford after gardaí raid 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse'

€130,000 of suspected cannabis during the search of a residence in Aughnacliffe

Man arrested in Longford after gardaí raid 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse'

Man arrested in Longford after gardaí raid 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse'

A man has been arrested after a 'sophisticated cannabis growhouse' was raided in north Longford.

Gardaí seized approximately €130,000 of suspected cannabis during the search of a residence in Longford on Saturday afternoon.
 
The discovery was made when Gardaí attached to the Roscommon/Longford Divisional Drugs Unit conducted a search under warrant at a residence in Aughnacliffe, County Longford, at approximately 1pm.



During the course of this search, a sophisticated cannabis growhouse was located in two bedrooms and the basement area of the residence.
 
The value of the suspected cannabis plants recovered by Gardaí was approximately €45,000. Gardaí also seized approximately €85,000 of suspected cannabis herb.
 
In total, approximately €130,000 of suspected cannabis was recovered (pending analysis).
 
A man in his mid 30s was arrested at the scene and detained at Granard Garda Station under Section 2 of The Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

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