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Cannabis Grow House Uncovered – Two Nenagh Men Arrested

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Four men; two from Nenagh, in Co. Tipperary, have been arrested in connection with the seizure of an estimated €200,000 worth of cannabis plants.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs; the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, the Special Crime Task Force and local drugs units carried out a number of searches yesterday, Friday June 9th 2017, and uncovered a cannabis grow house, containing plants with an estimated street value of €200,000.

The searches undertaken targeted Nenagh in Co Tipperary; Castlebar, Co Mayo, and Dundalk, Co Louth.

The men arrested are understood to be aged 29, 37, 38 and 45, and are being held at various Garda stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Ireland’s recent rate of cannabis usage is similar to the rest of Europe, averaging 14%, but, worryingly for Ireland, our usage has increased by 6% since 2003. This fact is despite Ireland having the fourth highest expected prison sentence, 12 years, for supplying 1kg or more of cannabis.

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