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€18.5k of suspected cannabis plants seized in Miltown Malbay

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One man has been arrested following the seizure of suspected cannabis plants worth €18,500 in Miltown Malbay.

Shortly after 1:30pm on Tuesday, Gardaí from Kilrush executed a search warrant at a house in Miltown Malbay. While doing so, they uncovered 23 suspected cannabis plants which were at various stages of growth.

Analysis of the suspected drugs is to be carried out.

A man aged in his forties was arrested at the scene and was detained at Kilrush Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

He has since been released without charge. A file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, and A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to -

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