GARDAI are continuing to question a man arrested in connection with the discovery of cannabis plants in Donard, West Wicklow.
The man, aged in his mid-thirties, and is believed to be from the West Wicklow area, was detained yesterday (Wednesday) morning and is being held at Carlow town garda station.
Gardai was well as Customs and Excise staff discovered a sizeable quantity of cannabis plants in a shed near Donard in a joint operation which began at about 8.30 am.
The man was arrested under drugs legislation and can be detained for up to seven days.
It is understood that the value of the cannabis is in the region of E300,000 and the gardai also found a sophisticated cultivation system including lighting and irrigation.
By Paul O’Meara