Councillor seeks restoration of Garda drugs unit
A drug that is described as ‘ten times worse than crack cocaine’ has made its appearance in Inishowen, it has been claimed.
While gardaí this week did not comment on the claims when contacted, it has been suggested that revellers in a local nightclub were claiming that the drug was widely available, leading Fianna Fáil councillor Rena Donaghey to call for the immediate restoration of the dedicated drugs unit in Inishowen which was abolished last year.
Buncrana Sinn Féin town councillor, Ciaran McLaughlin said that he had passed on reports on the availability of crystal meth to the Garda.
He said: “I received and passed on the concerns of parents about reports of the deadly and highly addictive drug, crystal meth being sold in Buncrana last weekend to gardaí.
“I received two phone calls last Sunday evening from two very worried mothers, saying that one of their teenage daughters had taken the drug the previous night and said it was rife at the nightclub.
“Both mothers did not want to be identified and asked if I would contact the gardai on their behalf.”
He added: “Parents should be made aware of these awful destructive drugs and their side affects. Crystal meth comes in the form of white ice crystals and can be smoked like crack through a pipe.
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