Cannabis plants were grown in Tullamore.
Gardaí in Tullamore have arrested a man in his 20s in relation to a cannabis growhouse uncovered on the Sragh Road in the town.
During a planned operation on Wednesday, June 6, gardaí raided the house and seized €68,000 worth of cannabis. An estimated €56,000 worth was being cultivated while a further €12,000 had been prepared for market.
The man, who is orginally from Eastern Europe, was arrested at the scene and detained at Tullamore Garda Station under drug trafficking laws.
Gardaí are continuing their investigations into the discovery.
The seizure brings to more than €100,000 the quantity of drugs seized by Laois Offaly Gardaí this week.
Police arrested two men in Portarlington following the seizure of €47,000 worth of cannabis herb in Portarlington.