€30,200 of Suspected Cannabis Seized in Co. Limerick

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GARDAÍ have arrested a man and seized €30,200 of suspected cannabis in Co. Limerick on September 2, 2020.

Shortly before 6pm Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit, with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit, executed a search warrant at a house in Abbeyfeale.

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During the course of the search Gardaí discovered a grow house containing €15,200 worth of mature cannabis plants.  Further searches of the house led to the discovery of €15,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb.

Gardaí seized the suspected drugs along with fans, heat lamps, an irrigation system and gardening equipment. The local Scenes of Crime Unit attended and photographed the scene and the seized items.  The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested at the scene and brought to Henry Street Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.

As part of the investigation searches were conducted at two other properties in Limerick. No other items of evidential value were seized during these searches.

Investigation ongoing.