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Two people arrested after more than $95,000 worth of weed found in underground bunker

May 11, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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A woman in her 60s and a man in his 30s are in custody as the investigation continues

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Irish police executing a search warrant on a property in Dunmore County had their suspicions confirmed when they found an illegal cannabis grow-op, dried weed and an underground bunker.

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And in 2013, police in B.C. shut down a sophisticated underground grow-op disguised as a hobby far. Inside the bunker, officers found 430 pot plants.

In the Irish incident, all seized drugs will be sent for further analysis and the investigation is continuing.

The warrant was executed as part of Operation Tara, an enhanced national, anti-drugs strategy that focuses on tackling street-level dealing in cities, towns and villages.

In 2020, members of Garda’s Divisional Drug Units confiscated in excess of 137.8 kilograms of cocaine, 368.6 kg of cannabis, 41.4 kg of Diamorphine, 28.4 kg of amphetamines and tablets (including MDMA and LSD) and 471,400 Benzodiazepine tablets.

As it stands, according to Garda, it is an offence to cultivate, import, export, produce, supply and possess cannabis. “The government has no plans to legalize cannabis,” the information adds.

Citizens Information reports that it’s an offence to be in possession of a controlled drug with the intention of selling it illegally.

Depending on what the court decides, a person found guilty of the offence “could be subject to a fine and a prison term not exceeding 12 months.” However, if convicted on indictment, “the court can also impose a life sentence for this offence if it decides it is necessary.”

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