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growing weed in northern ireland

Growing weed in northern ireland

Often these Cannabis Cultivations are controlled by Organised Criminal Gangs and they have been discovered in large scale commercial sites in Industrial Estates and also rural locations in outbuildings/barns rented out for commercial purposes by the owner of the land. Often cannabis factories have been discovered in residential rental properties, from a 2 bed flat or a 7 bedroom house. Extensive damage is often caused to the building during the installation and subsequent removal of the cannabis cultivation and this can run into thousands of pounds, ultimately the liability of the landlord or their insurance company.

In the past few years, there has been a distinct increase in the number of Cannabis Factories discovered across Northern Ireland.

Identifying a few simple early warning signs and by carrying out due diligence in relation to their properties this risk can be drastically minimized. Protect Your Investment from the Drug Dealer – Advice for Landlords leaflet.

Judge Patrick Moran heard that Glaswegian Joseph Stevenson — the son of a retired policeman — had turned a five-bed house in Skibbereen into an elaborately laid-out cannabis factory for producing “cut-price weed”.

However, while there is no doubt that criminals are getting involved in the practice on a larger scale, there is also believed to be a significant increase in the ordinary punter growing their own.

The cannabis was found in the three bedrooms of the house and gardaí estimate the value of the drugs to be €15,000.

The house belonged to Manuel Wren, of Wren Lodge, Ballyhilogue, Mourneabbey, Mallow.

Firemen putting out a blaze at a house on North St discovered a large number of cannabis plants and alerted gardaí.

There are varying degrees of growing. Some people do it big time and some don’t.

MANY unsuspecting neighbours are oblivious to what may be happening in the house next door to them.

The bigger drugs manufacturers have turned to converting all sorts of properties into cannabis growing operations.

Operation Nitrogen was set up by the Garda National Drugs Unit to specifically investigate the increase in cannabis being produced and sold in Ireland.