GARDAI seized €51,000 of suspected cannabis plants as part of two separate investigations in Kilrush, on Tuesday.
As part of an ongoing operation targeting the cultivation of drugs in West Clare, uniform Gardaí executed a search warrant at a house in the Kilrush area at around 8pm. During the course of the search they discovered approximately 60 suspected cannabis plants worth an estimated €48,000.
In another unrelated search in Kilrush on the same evening, Gardaí seized €3,000 of suspected cannabis plants. All of the suspected drugs will now be sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.
No arrests have been made in either investigation but Gardaí are following definite lines of enquiry.
Owen Ryan has been a journalist with the Clare Champion since 2007, having previously worked for a number of other regional titles in Limerick, Galway and Cork.