Man arrested at suspected Athlone cannabis growhouse

A man has been arrested following a raid at a commercial premises in Athlone this morning where a large amount of cannabis plants were found.

Gardai carried out the search operation at the premises on the Dublin Road shortly before 11 o’ clock this morning.

A suspected cannabis growhouse was discovered during the search and 153 cannabis plants with an estimated value of €122,400 were seized.

A man in his mid-20s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.