Methedrone and cannabis seized by police in Kilkeel

Emma Taylor Posted by
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Police in Kilkeel have revealed the results of recent antisocial and illegal drug operations in the area. On Saturday, 26th November the police conducted a number of patrols throughout the town and worked in conjunction with the Security Industry Authority to carry out checks on licensed premises. A drugs dog and extra resources were also deployed during the course of the night.

In total twelve drugs searches were carried out and a quantity of methedrone and cannabis was seized. Two people were reported to the PPS. Throughout the night several incidents were dealt with, which included two people who were detected urinating in the street and eight people who were stopped for drinking on the street and have been subsequently been reported to Newry and Mourne District council. Two people found to be underage were also detected drinking alcohol. A quantity of alcohol was seized and disposed of and three door staff were found to be operating without a license.

Speaking to Newry Times, the PSNI’s Sergeant Bell said, “The operation gave us the opportunity to tackle antisocial behaviour and criminal activity and should send a clear message that any illegal or disruptive behaviour and activity will not be tolerated in Kilkeel. We will continue to monitor and tackle weekend activity in the town in the run up to Christmas and beyond. I would ask anyone who has concerns or information in relation to any antisocial or criminal activity to contact us in Kilkeel on 0845 600 8000.”

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