Gardai have discovered a cannabis cultivation operation at a house on the Loop Head Peninsula. As part of an operation targeting the cultivation of cannabis Gardaí from Kilrush Garda Station searched a house at Breaffa, Carrigaholt, on Wednesday.
Gardai discovered 600 plants growing and evidence of in excess of 500 harvested plants. Subject to analysis the drugs seized may have a street value of almost €500,000.
The scene remains preserved and a technical examination of the area is being carried out. There have been no arrests.

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Claire Gallagher is a multi-award winning journalist with more than 15 years experience in media. The Galwegan began her career in radio working in news and current affairs. Having spent a year on the dark side – political PR and Spin – she returned to journalism and has since then worked mainly in print – regional and national – while continuing to work with the broadcast media. She has been with the Clare People since its foundation in 2005. She was awarded “Young Irish Medical Journalist of the Year” in June 2008 while working with the paper. Twitter @galocon Facebook ClaireGallagherClarePeople

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