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Man Charged Following Location Of Cannabis Growhouse In Tipperary

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A man has been charged following the seizure by Gardaí of suspected cannabis herb in Tipperary, worth an estimated €125,000 .

As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí arrested the man, after having raided a house in a rural area situated between Nenagh and Toomevara on Friday last, February 11th, 2022.

During their search, Gardaí discovered what they describe as a sophisticated grow house in the attic of his home, with the area containing 17 cannabis plants, with an estimated value of €13,600.

Continued searches revealed a further four sealed buckets, containing sealed vacuum packed cannabis herb, with an estimated value of €112,000.

Pending further analysis; in total €125,600 of the suspected herb was seized at the dwelling.

The arrested man, understood to be in his early 60s, was taken from the scene to Nenagh Garda Station and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

He has since been charged and is expected to appear before a special sitting of Tipperary District Court this morning, Monday, February 14th, 2022.

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