Man (20s) arrested following Frenchpark ‘growhouse’ discovery

Gardaí have arrested a man in his twenties following the seizure of approximately €592,000 worth of suspected cannabis herb during a search operation in Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon yesterday (Wednesday).

As part of what was described as “an intelligence-led operation”, Gardaí obtained a search warrant for a residence in the area and the search was conducted at 3.30 pm by the Roscommon and Longford Divisional Drugs Unit.

During the course of the search, a sophisticated growhouse was discovered in the residence and external sheds on the property. A total of 139 cannabis plants of varying maturity were seized, with an estimated street value of €112,000.

Approximately 22.5kgs of vacuum-packed cannabis herb was also seized with an estimated street value of €448,000. All drugs will now be sent for analysis.

The man, aged in his twenties, was taken to Castlerea Garda Station where he was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.