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Thursday 14 December 2017

Man 'had €5,600 of cannabis in dad's shed'

A MAN had a "sophisticated cannabis grow house" in his father's garden shed when it was raided by gardai, a court heard.

Keith Carroll (35) admitted cultivating the drug after seven plants worth €5,600 were seized. Sentencing in the case was adjourned at Dublin District Court.

Carroll, of Pearse Park, Tipperary pleaded guilty to possession and cultivation of cannabis at St John's Wood West, Clondalkin. A charge of sale or supply of the drug was withdrawn by the prosecution.

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Sgt Sheryl Woulfe said gardai carried out surveillance of the address - the accused's father's house - and searched it on August 3.

Seven cannabis plants were discovered in a shed. They were almost mature and gardai considered it a "sophisticated grow-house".

A small quantity of cannabis herb worth €200 was found in the accused's bedroom.

Carroll also accepted responsibility for this.

Judge Alan Mitchell accepted jurisdiction to deal with the case at district court level.

Defence Solicitor Niall O'Connor asked the judge to adjourn the case for further queries to be made before finalisation.

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