Alleged cannabis grow room at Kildare house

Over €13,000 of cannabis allegedly found after Newbridge house search

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Alleged cannabis grow room at Kildare house

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A man alleged to have cultivated a cannabis grow house at his home in Newbridge has appeared in Naas District Court (May 24).

Shane Fitzharris (43), 2 Allenview Heights, Newbridge, appeared before Judge Desmond Zaidan in connection with growing cannabis and having it for sale and supply at his address on October 9 2016.

Garda Sgt Brian Jacob, for the prosecution,  alleged that Mr Fitzharris had a “grow room” and that seven cannabis plants, priced at a total of €5,600, were found there as well as €7,580 worth of cannabis herb.

Sgt Jacob said the total estimated value of the illegal drugs was just over €13,000.

Judge Desmond Zaidan was told the presence of the substance came to light following a search of the house in Newbridge  on October 9 2016.

The charges are brought under Section 15 and S.27 of the Misuse of Drugs Act. The case has been adjourned until July  6 for further progress.

The Court was told that the defendant is living on disability welfare.

He was granted free legal aid.