Gardai swoop on another cannabis factory in the city

GARDAI raided yet another cannabis grow house in Kilkenny City this morning, this time on the Kells Road.

GARDAI raided yet another cannabis grow house in Kilkenny City this morning, this time on the Kells Road.

As part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in Kilkenny, and acting on information received, Gardaí carried out a search on the property earlier today. They discovered a growing operation with approximately 275 mature cannabis plants, worth an estimated €220,000 (subject to analysis).

A man in his late 50s was arrested at the scene and is being detained in Kilkenny Garda Station under Section 2 of the Drug Trafficking Act.

Earlier in the month, on June 20, Gardai raided a premises on Dean Street in the city, where they discovered €12,000 worth of cannabis plants.