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A man who was arrested after drugs with an estimated value of over €5,000 were seized at a house in Athlone has been released without charge.
A district court judge has warned that there is an increasing incidence of people with no previous convictions being used for drug dealing and other criminal activities by those higher up in the chain.
The HSE has unveiled a new national campaign on the dangers of legal and illegal drugs. The campaign is seeking to raise awareness of the dangers and significant negative mental and physical health effects that can be caused by these psychoactive substances.
A Polish man who had in the region of €1,500 worth of drugs on two occasions when gardaí searched his house, has been given a five month suspended sentence for drug dealing.
Gardai in Mullingar have seized over €5,000 worth of illegal drugs in the past week, following three separate raids on homes in the area.
After a series of dawn raids the day previously, Athlone gardai charged seven people in the District Court this week (January 27) with the sale of heroin and cocaine as part of an ongoing national campaign against street dealers.
A former Tuam drug dealer and heroin addict, who was caught with almost €25,000 worth of drugs in his car and at his apartment last year, has been given until November by a circuit court judge to reduce his intake of methadone before a prison sentence is imposed.
The sentencing this week of three men who attempted to smuggle 62 bales of cocaine, worth €440 million, into west Cork last year has sounded the sirens of alarm.
There were 31 detections for the sale and supply of drugs in Mayo last year, according to Sergeant Jim Cadden of the Garda Drugs Unit. Sgt Cadden addressed a meeting of the joint policing committee on Monday where he outlined the increases in detections being made in Mayo for a range of drug offences.
Chairman of the Athlone Drug Awareness Group, Cllr Frankie Keena, said he was delighted with the success of the drug seizure by the Gardai in Athlone last weekend.