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Research commissioned by the Road Safety Authority among 17- to 34-year-olds into the use of illegal drugs while driving has highlighted alarming behaviour, with as many as one in five admitting they were a passenger in a car driven by someone under the influence of drugs. The publication of the research comes as the RSA broadcasts a new anti-drug driving TV campaign.
Heroin dealers in the south-east region were targeted yesterday by 70 Gardai involved in a year-long surveillance operation organised to avert drug dealing in the region.
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.
A Galway retailer has hit out against the scourge of illegal cigarette selling and is calling for a hard-hitting Garda taskforce to be set up to tackle the problem before it completely cripples the Irish retail trade.
A man who stole more than €4,000 worth of goods in just over a year has been given an 11 month jail sentence at Mullingar District Court.
Mayor of Castlebar Michael Kilcoyne has welcomed the Government ban this week of substances on sale as ‘legal highs’ in headshops. Cllr Kilcoyne and his colleagues on Castlebar Town Council led a protest march earlier this year against the two head shops in town calling for them to be closed. “I welcome the ban, but my big question is why did it take so long? When this was raised first we were told it had to go through Government approval, then to the EU which we told the Government was rubbish. But the fact that these substances have been banned has to be welcomed as it’s a start.”
A former soldier and mother of one, in jail since November 18 for possession with intent to supply €3,000 of heroin, was given an additional 10 months in jail this week (March 29) after being found guilty of dealing by bicycle.
A man from the Czech Republic, of Roma gypsy descent, who pleaded guilty to possession of €40 worth of heroin was given a four month suspended sentence at Claremorris District Court this week. Roman Zigmund with an address at 29 Lisbawn, Claremorris, pleaded guilty to the possession charge at a court hearing in September last year but the sentencing was adjourned until this week.
Inspector Joe Doherty, responding to a question from Fine Gael councillor Michelle Mulherin about drug detection in the town, outlined the work done by the drugs squads in Mayo. He informed the Ballina joint policing committee that the number of seizures of drugs in the Ballina area has risen dramatically in the past 10 years. “In the Ballina district in 1999 there were eight seizures of drugs,” he said. “In 2009 there were 48, which included three for cocaine, four for ecstasy for sale and supply, two for possession of ecstasy, 22 for possession of cannabis resins, and three for sale and supply of cannabis resin. There were also 10 seizures for personal use of cannabis grass and one for sale and supply of cannabis grass.”
A 23-year-old Mullingar woman has received an 11 month sentence after being convicted of 17 thefts.