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Operation Tara: €200,000 Cannabis Plants Seized, Co. Roscommon, 26th March 2023

Issue Date: 27th March 2023

Gardaí in Roscommon have arrested and charged two men following the discovery of a grow house in Ballinlough, Co. Roscommon on Sunday, 26th March 2023.

At approximately 11am yesterday morning, a search operation was conducted by the Roscommon / Longford Divisional Drugs Unit, with assistance from Gardaí at Castlerea Garda Station, at a premises in Ballinlough.

During the course of this search, Gardaí discovered a grow house operation within the premises. Approximatley 250 suspected cannabis plants at varying maturities were seized with an estimated street value of €200,000.

Two men (aged in their 40s and 50s) were arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at a Garda station in Co. Roscommon.

Both men have since been charged and are due to appear before Mullingar District Court this morning, Monday 27th March 2023 at 10.30am.

Investigations are ongoing.