Three men have been arrested following a drug seizure at a cannabis ‘grow house’ here in Co Tipperary, where over a thousand plants of various maturities were found by officers, during a legal search.
The three men, one in his 40’s and two in their 50’s, were arrested following a seizure of both cannabis plants and cannabis herb, latter which is reported to have an estimated street value of some €700,000.
Both substances were recovered during searches of two premises at Boytonrath, Boreen, Kileenasteena, New Inn. A cannabis ‘grow house’ was discovered in the first premises, while a ‘drying house’ was located in a second premises.
A single barrel shotgun was also discovered during the course of the search.
The three men are currently being held in Tipperary Town and Cahir, Garda stations, under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.
The search was undertaken by members of the Drugs Detective units in Tipperary town and Clonmel and included members of the Regional Surveillance Unit, the Regional Support Unit plus the Cork ‘Sniffer Dog’ Unit.
These arrests are part of continuing investigations in Co. Tipperary, into the sale and supply of drugs.