Growhouse uncovered in Geashill

Laois/Offaly Gardai have seized cannabis worth estimated €280,000 and made one arrest at a growhouse.

Laois/Offaly Gardai have seized cannabis worth estimated €280,000 and made one arrest at a growhouse.

As part of an ongoing investigation Gardai from Tullamore and the Garda National Drugs Unit carried out a search at a house in Geashill, Co Offaly, on Friday, August 3.

During the operation a grow house was discovered when Gardai searched two sheds located at the rear of a house. Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €280,000 (pending analysis) were seized and a male in his 30s arrested.

The man is currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996, at Tullamore Garda Station.