Lithuanian man charged with significant Athlone drugs seizure

A man in his 20s has appeared in court in connection with a major drugs seizure in Athlone this week.

25-year-old Kestutis Zilinskas, with an address of Athlone Commercial Centre, Dublin Road, Athlone, was charged after Gardai discovered a significant cannabis growhouse at an industrial premises on the Dublin Road in the town on Tuesday morning.

Plants worth an estimated €122,000 were discovered and the foreign national was
arrested at the scene.

The  Lithuanian national accused appeared before Athlone District Court earlier today where he was remanded in custody.

He is due back in court again this day next week.