Garda search operation uncovers €560k worth of cannabis in growhouse

Gardai have discovered €560,000 worth of cannabis following a drug search operation in north Meath on Monday.

Gardaí attached to the Navan Garda station and assisted by a number of local members carried out a search operation this morning Monday 2nd August, 2021 at approximately 8.30a.m.

During the course of a search and the execution of a search warrant under Section 26 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977/84 a property at Kilmainhamwood, Co. Meath was searched.

A grow house was located in a shed beside the house and a total of 76 cannabis plants at an advanced state of growth were seized along with 20 vacuum packed bags of cannabis herb. During the course of the search of the house, 36 vacuum packed bags of cannabis herb were located. The estimated street value of the seizure is €560,000 subject to analysis. The drugs will now be sent for analysis.

No arrests were made during the course of the search.