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Destruction of drugs in South Armagh welcomed by local councillor

Larkin drugsSlieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the destruction of a substantial quantity of drugs from the village of Jonesborough.

Speaking to Newry Times, Larkin said he last week received information from what he described as ‘community sources’ indicating that drugs which were discovered in the village had been destroyed in a fire.


“I immediately forwarded the details to the PSNI and impressed upon them the urgency of the matter due to the close proximity of Jonesborough Primary School,” he explained.

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Go For It March 2017“Along with other community activists I visited the scene of the fire and found what appeared to be the remnants of a large amount of drugs which had been burned. A number of mobile phones had also been destroyed in the blaze.


“Sinn Féin welcomes the removal of these drugs from within our community. For too long those who deal with these deadly substances have preyed upon our young people and have profited from their misery.

“Drugs have been the cause of too many deaths in our community and the criminality and family breakdowns they bring has a prolonged impact on our social cohesion.


“Our community has had enough. Drug dealers and their poisonous substances are not welcome in Jonesborough and Slieve Gullion area.

“If we are to rid our communities of drugs and protect our children it is imperative that anyone with information relating to the dealing or storing of drugs contacts either the police or their elected representatives.

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25th March 2017 Box AdvertLarkin added, “The residents of Jonesborough deserve to live free from the scourge of drugs.”

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