Grow house discovered after Roscrea house fire extinguished

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€120,000-worth of suspected cannabis plants have been seized in Co Tipperary.

The discovery was made following a house fire in the Rathnavogue area of Roscrea yesterday morning.

At around 7 am yesterday gardaí from Roscrea and the local fire services attended the scene of a house fire in which extensive damage was caused to property.

Once the fire was extinguished, gardaí searched the house and discovered it had been converted into a grow house which was using what gardai say was a ‘complex cultivation system’ involving heat lamps, fans, and a watering system.

Gardaí seized mature cannabis plants worth around €120,000 (pending analysis), along with the grow house equipment.

Gardaí are appealing for anyone who has any information, to contact Nenagh Garda Station on (067) 50450, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda Station.