A woman in her 50s and a man in his 60s have been charged after over half a million euro worth of cannabis was seized from a growhouse discovered by Gardaí in Roscommon yesterday.
Both are expected to appear before a special sitting of Strokestown District Court at 6.30pm this evening.
At approximately 1pm on Monday, gardaí from the Roscommon Divisional Drugs Unit assisted by gardaí from Castlerea conducted a search of a premises under warrant as part of Operation Tara in Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon.
"During the course of this search, a suspected cannabis growhouse was discovered by gardaí," said a Garda spokesperson.
"Suspected cannabis plants with an estimated value of €288,000 were seized along with approximately €240,000 of processed cannabis."
All of the drugs seized is valued at approximately €528,000, pending analysis from Forensic Science Ireland, it was added.
The man and woman were arrested at the scene and and detained at Castlerea Garda Station under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996.