‘Absolutely sickening’ – Anger after drugs found by young children

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Friday, May 18th, 2018
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Slieve Gullion Area Sinn Féin Councillor Terry Hearty has expressed concerns after drugs were found by young children playing near Lismore Park in Crossmaglen.

Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor said that young children who were playing on a green space near Lismore found what has been described as a small amount of drugs.



“I am told older children then took them off them and flushed them down a toilet,” he revealed.

“All in all this is a worrying incident which has once again reminded us all of the scourge of substance abuse which plagues our society.



“Drug use or carrying in any location is wrong but the fact that someone discarded it recklessly in an area used by children without concern for the health or safety of the local community is absolutely sickening.”

The Councillor appealed to anyone caught up in drug taking to think about the impact they were having on their own and their families lives. “Abuse of mind or mood altering substances, be it hard drugs or medication, has spiralled and is wrecking and destroying individuals, their families and their communities.



“Anyone who feels they are slipping into the cycle of hell of drug addiction, please seek help and support.”

The Sinn Féin representative added, “I would encourage any resident who may have any information about drug dealing to report it to the police.



“Drug dealers do not care what impact they have on the local community as long as they make a profit. They do not deserve any protection from the community.”



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