Man arrested in connection with seizure of suspected cannabis plants in Cork city

Man arrested in connection with seizure of suspected cannabis plants in Cork city
Cork grow tent. Pic: An Garda Síochána

Gardaí have arrested a man and seized €5,600 of suspected cannabis plants in Cork City.

Shortly after 11pm last night uniform Gardaí from Anglesea Street, assisted by the Armed Support Unit and detectives from Blackrock, executed a search warrant at a house on Nutley Road, Mahon, Cork.

During the course of the search Gardaí found two grow tents containing €5,600 of cannabis plants. 

The plants were seized along with equipment such as lighting, humidifiers, and thermometers. 

Cork grow tent. Pic: An Garda Síochána
Cork grow tent. Pic: An Garda Síochána

The scene was also photographed by the local Scenes of Crime Unit. The suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

A man, aged in his late 20s, was arrested at the scene and brought to the Bridewell Garda Station. 

He was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and has since been released.

A file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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