Gardaí have seized cannabis plants worth an estimated €122,400 in Co Westmeath.

They were found during the search of a commercial premises on the Dublin Road in Athlone earlier today.

Gardaí say that during the search a suspected cannabis growhouse was discovered and 153 cannabis plants were found.

A man in his mid-20s was arrested at the scene and he is being held at Athlone Garda Station.

Gardaí say they investigations are ongoing.