Men charged in connection with €200K growhouse
Two men have been charged following the discovery of a cannabis growhouse and over €200,000 worth of cannabis plants in Drogheda at the weekend.
It's understood gardaí attached to Ballyjamesduff Garda Station were conducting an Operation Fanacht checkpoint when a car turned away and arose garda suspicion.
The subsequent garda operation led to a search warrant being obtained for a house at Riverbank, Drogheda, Co Louth.
The property was searched on Sunday afternoon, February 28, 2021, during which a cannabis grow house was discovered with approximately 130 cannabis plants at various stages of growth and 5kg of cannabis herb, which was bagged.
The men in their 30s were arrested and detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They were questioned at Bailieboro Garda Station on Monday before being charged and appearing before the CCJ that afternoon.They are Simonus Bruzas (36) of 17 The Anchorage, Bettystown, Co Meath and Raimondas Pupsys (34) with an address at 6 Coille Cheithe, Nenagh, Tipperary.
Both have been charged with possession of cannabis; possession of the drug for sale or supply and cultivation.
They were remanded in custody to Cloverhill Prison to appear at Cloverhill District Court tomorrow (Thursday), March 4.
All drugs have been sent for analysis. The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately €204,000.
Investigations are ongoing.