As part of Operation Tara, Gardaí attached to the Galway Divisional Drugs Unit seized combined drugs valued in excess of €150,000 and arrested a man following a search in Galway today.
Earlier this morning, Gardaí carried out a search under warrant at a domestic residence in the Cappataggle area. Cannabis plants worth €144,000 and cannabis herb worth €6,600 was seized.
A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested at the scene and later taken to Galway Divisional Headquarters where he was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The man has since been charged and is set to appear before Galway District Court tomorrow morning.
All of the drugs seized will now be sent for further analysis.