Man arrested following cannabis seizure in County Limerick

Anne Sheridan

Reporter:

Anne Sheridan

A FILE is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions following a significant drugs seize in Newcastle West.

A FILE is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions following a significant drugs seize in Newcastle West.

Dozens of cannabis plants were seized at an apartment in the town during an intelligence-led garda operation last Thursday.

The 30 fully grown plants have a combined estimated street value of €24,000.

The plants, which have been sent for forensic analysis, were uncovered in a specially adapted room of the apartment which is located overhead retail units on Upper Maiden Street.

Gardaí arrested a 28-year-old man from Eastern Europe following the seizure.

He was questioned at Newcastle West garda station before being released withour charge at the weekend.