Man (40s) charged following growhouse discovery

A man in his early forties has been charged following the seizure of cannabis plants and the discovery of a sophisticated growhouse in Castleplunkett on Saturday morning last.

At approximately 10.30 am, Gardaí searched a residential property in the area and during the course of the search suspected cannabis plants were recovered along with a quantity of cannabis.

The value of the cannabis plants recovered was approximately €56,800 and Gardaí also seized approximately €20,000 worth of cannabis.

A man was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged in relation to the incident. He was released on bail and is due to appear before Castlerea District Court on Friday, June 18th. Investigations are continuing.