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Gardai bust Baltray cannabis growhouse, seize substances worth €61,000

Cannabis Growhouse
An image of a cannabis growhouse discovered in Baltray, county Louth. Photo Credit: An Garda Siochana.

Gardaí in Drogheda have arrested a man following the discovery of a cannabis grow house, containing suspected cannabis plants estimated to be worth €61,000, at a house in Baltray on Friday.

Officers from the Drogheda District Detective Unit and Drogheda Divisional Drugs Unit made the discovery having executed a search warrant at a house in Queensborough in the coastal south Louth village.

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During the course of the search, Gardaí found two separate grow houses containing cannabis plants – pending analysis – with an approximate value of €61,000.

A small quantity of cannabis herb was also seized along with drug paraphernalia.

These included lighting and fans used in the cultivation process.

The attested man, in his 30’s, was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 for offences at Drogheda Garda Station.

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