Gardaí uncover cannabis grow-house in Kildare
Drugs worth €60,000 along with cash seized in Prosperous after driver detained at checkpoint
Some of the cannabis plants uncovered during the search operation at a premises in Co Kildare. Photograph: Garda press office
Gardaí uncovered a cannabis cultivation operation, drugs worth about €60,000 and some €30,000 in cash after they searched a premises in Kildare today.
The drug seizure followed a mandatory alcohol testing checkpoint at St John’s Road West in Dublin last night.
A Garda spokesman said gardaí ftom the Dublin Regional traffic department detected a smell of cannabis from a vehicle at the checkpoint.
“A search under the Misuse of Drugs Act revealed a medium sized bag of what appeared to be cannabis. The driver - a man in his 30s - was arrested and detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act at Kilmainham Garda station,” he said.
In a follow-up search at a house in Prosperous Co Kildare, members of the Dublin Metropolitan Region traffic division, assisted by local Gardaí from Naas and Clane, searched this premises in the early hours of this morning.
They uncovered a cannabis cultivation operation, yielding a quantity of cannabis plant and herb with a potential street value of about €60,000 as well as approximately €30,000 in cash, the spokesman said.