Huge drugs seizure at Kildare growhouse

Man arrested after Garda operation in Newbridge

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Drugs seized at Kildare growhouse

Drugs seized in Newbridge on Sunday afternoon. Picture: An Garda Siochána

A man in his mid-40s was arrested by gardai after a raid on a drugs growhouse in Newbridge this afternoon, Sunday, May 19.

Following on from Garda investigations, a warrant was obtained and a search conducted at a house in the Rosconnell area of the town, where one man was arrested and a growhouse located.

A quantity of cannabis was seized at different stages of growth, with an estimated street value in excess of €60,000 (subject to analysis). 

The man, who is in his mid-40s and is originally from eastern Europe, was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Newbridge Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.  

Investigations into the matter are ongoing.

Separate seizure

In an unrelated seizure yesterday, Saturday, May 18, following on from an incident of public order in Newbridge, Gardaí discovered €6,500 cannabis herb (subject to analysis).

A man was arrested and detained under Section 4, Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Newbridge Garda Station. 

In a follow up operation on Sunday in Portlaoise, Gardaí uncovered a growhouse and seized in excess of €20,000 of cannabis, (subject to analysis).

The arrested man remains in custody.