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One man arrested after Gardai discover grow house and seize €66,000 of cannabis in Athy

Cannabis herb valued at €500 was found in the search
Cannabis herb was seized in Portlaoise

Gardai have arrested one man following a seizure of €66,400 worth of cannabis in Athy.

Gardai made the discovery following a search of a house in the town on the East Laois border yesterday.

Gardai say: “As a result of ongoing inquiries into the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Kildare district, Gardaí assisted by the Kildare District Drugs Unit carried out a search under warrant at a premises in Rathsillagh, Fontstown, Athy, Kildare on the 1st July 2020.

“During the course of the search, Gardaí discovered a grow house and suspected cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €64,000 and suspected cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €3,900 (pending analysis) was seized.

“Cash to the value of approximately €2,400 was also seized.

“A male, aged in his 30s, was arrested at the scene and detained under Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Newbridge Garda Station.

“He was later charged and appeared before Naas District Court, this morning, 2nd July 2020.”

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