Although chips and cannabis are often considered the ultimate combination, the pairing resulted in a patently unchill situation involving both an arrest and a PR snafu.
Keogh’s Crisps, a much-loved Irish potato chip company, posted a public apology following the arrest of a retired company director for growing nearly €20,000 worth of cannabis on July 10, reports Emma Spears for The GrowthOp.
“Following media coverage relating to the Keogh’s family business and the reporting of the unlicensed cannabis cultivation of a family member, Keogh’s farm would like to confirm that this has occurred and communicate the full details of the situation,” the company posted on Twitter on Saturday.
The statement goes on to explain that farmer Tony Keogh, 64, who is the uncle of company founder Tom Keogh, was arrested by Gardai after a local resident contacted authorities regarding a significant number of cannabis plants on his property in North Dublin.
“Unbeknownst to the Keogh business, Tony who officially retired from the family farm business in 2019, had been researching medical cannabis production around the world following the move by the Irish government to legalise medical cannabis last year,” the post continues.
Source: Read the full report in The GrowthOp