‘Sophisticated’ cannabis grow house uncovered in Limerick during garda searches

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GARDAI discovered a “sophisticated” cannabis growing operation when they searched a house in Limerick city, a court has heard.

Bartlemiej Konoieczko, 34, has pleaded guilty to a number of charges relating to the discovery of two dozen plants which was made on September 14, 2016.

Detective Garda Declan O’Halloran of the divisional drugs unit told Limerick Circuit Court that 24 “mature cannabis plants” were found when gardai searched the defendant’s semi-detached home at Castlewell, Courtbrack Avenue, Dock Road during an intelligence-led operation shortly before 5pm.

The plants, he said, had been growing for around eight weeks and the cannabis seized had a potential street value of around €19,200.

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