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€26,000 worth of cannabis plants seized in Athenry Co Galway May 6, 2020

Gardaí have arrested a man in connection with the seizure of more than €26,000 worth of suspected cannabis plants in Athenry Co Galway on Wednesday May 6, 2020.

Gardaí from the Divisional Drugs Unit in Galway conducted a search of a house in Athenry under warrant at 8.30pm on Wednesday May 6.

During the search they located a grow house in two bedrooms containing a quantity of cannabis plants in various stages of growth.

Fans and lamps were installed to enable growth and these were also seized.

A man in his late 30s was arrested on Wednesday arising from the detection and detained at the North Western Regional Headquarters in Murrough, Co Galway under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

The man was released without charge on Thursday May 7, 2020 and a file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.