Gardaí find suspected cannabis growhouse inside converted horsebox in Tipperary
The drugs were allegedly found inside a fully kitted-out horse transporter on land near Thurles.
GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED a man after they discovered a suspected cannabis grow house inside a converted horse box.
Detectives from Thurles Garda Station have been investigating illegal cultivation in their district in recent weeks.
Their latest find came after they received a tip off about a property in the Ballycahill area of Thurles, Co Tipperary.
A garda spokesman said that the officers uncovered a unique use for a horse box during their examination of the site.
“At around 8.30pm on Thursday gardaí from Thurles Garda Station carried out a search.
“During the course of the search, a horse transporter box was searched. The horsebox had been adapted to facilitate a suspected cannabis growing operation and was fitted with lighting, fans and other paraphernalia required to cultivate cannabis plants.
“€9,600 of suspected cannabis plants were seized during the course of the search. One man, aged in his late 30’s, was arrested and detained at Templemore Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
“He was later released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
“The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis,” the spokesman said.