Gardaí Raid Cannabis Grow House In North Tipperary

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Officers from Tipperary Divisional Drug Unit, assisted by Newport Gardaí, seized some €50,000 worth of cannabis plants at a grow house in North Tipperary yesterday (Monday May 11th, 2020). The officers carried out the search shortly before 5:00pm.

A man aged in his 60s was arrested at the scene, before being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984, at Nenagh Garda Station. The man has since been charged and is expected to appear before Thurles District Court on Tuesday May 26, 2020.

During the course of the search, Gardaí found two rooms which had both been converted into growing areas. One of the rooms was located via a hidden doorway, latter concealed behind a shelving unit.
Here cannabis plants, all at various stages of upward growth, were located in the rooms; the total amount having an estimated value of some €50,000.

Both the grow rooms were fitted with extractor fans, heaters, lighting and necessary irrigation systems.

All of the cannabis plants were seized by Gardaí and remain the subject of further analysis.


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