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Suspected Cannabis Growhouse Discovered - €208,000 of Cannabis Seized and 4 Men Arrested, Sligo, Saturday, 20th November, 2021

Gardaí have seized approximately €208,000 of suspected cannabis and arrested four men following the search of a dwelling in County Sligo on Saturday, 20th November, 2021.

Issue Date: 21st November 2021

Gardaí conducted a search of this vacant dwelling in the Ballymote area of County Sligo on the afternoon of Saturday, 20th November, 2021.

During the course of this search, Gardaí discovered a growhouse constructed within the building which contained 85 cannabis plants at various stages of growth with an estimated value of approximately €68,000.

Suspected cannabis herb with an estimated value of €140,000 was also discovered by Gardaí and seized. All of the drugs seized have a total estimated value of €208,000 and will now be sent for analysis.

Four men have been arrested in connection with this seizure. Two men, both in their 40s, are currently being detained at Ballymote Garda Station while the other two men, both in their 30s, are currently being detained at Sligo Garda Station.

All of the men are being detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Investigations are ongoing.