One man has been arrested following the discovery of a cannabis grow house in Dundalk earlier today.
The male in his early 20s is currently being detained at Dundalk Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
Officers attached to the Dundalk District Drugs Unit and the Dundalk Detective Unit, assisted by uniformed officers executed a search under warrant of a residential property on the Castle Road in the town centre shortly after 8am on Tuesday (August 18). This search was part of an intelligence lead investigation targeting the sale and supply of drugs in the Dundalk District.
In the course of the search cannabis plants, pending analysis, at varying stages of growth were located and seized along with approximately 13 kilogrammes of suspected cannabis herb. The total value of the plants and drugs seized is believed to be in excess of €310,000.
Gardaí also seized lights, fans and an irrigation system associated with the cultivation of cannabis plants at the property. Investigations are ongoing.