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#Drugs

# drugs - Thursday 21 March, 2019

'My baby boy is gone forever': Man jailed for life for murdering fellow drug dealer

Rihards Lavickis (26) had pleaded not guilty to murder, but guilty to manslaughter.

Two men arrested after firearm and drugs worth €320,000 seized during house search

The search was carried out in East Galway earlier today.

# drugs - Wednesday 20 March, 2019

Man 'de-arrested' after suspicions of Class A drug possession over Cookstown disco deaths

Three teenagers died in the incident on St Patrick’s Day.

Four members of London crime group convicted over supplying drugs linked to chemsex

The Met Police led an investigation into the Brazilian gang for five months between March and July 2018.

Cannabis and cocaine are most common drugs used by people seeking treatment for alcohol abuse

There has been a decrease in the number of alcohol dependency cases being treated in recent years, but an increase in their severity.

New study makes strong link between use of potent cannabis and psychosis

A new study published in The Lancet has found how cannabis use affects the incidence of psychosis.

# drugs - Sunday 17 March, 2019

Man (30s) arrested after gardaí seize €600,000 of cocaine from car in Dublin

The seizure was made at around 6.40pm on Saturday evening.

Woman charged over seizure of €196,000 and drugs in Limerick

A man was released without charge.

# drugs - Friday 15 March, 2019

High cocaine residues in Bristol, Amsterdam and Zurich wastewater - study

A European study also found that the use of MDMA had sharply increased, in recent years.

# drugs - Thursday 14 March, 2019

Man arrested and €150k in cash seized after gardaí stop speeding van on N2

The discovery was made after gardaí stopped a speeding van yesterday.

17% increase in drink and drug driving arrests in first two months of 2019 compared with last year

From 1 January to 28 February of this year, 1,429 drivers were arrested.

# drugs - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Man on trial for possession of assault rifle, ammunition and almost €3 million worth of drugs

Michael Brady has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

# drugs - Monday 11 March, 2019

Three people charged after gardaí discover €200k worth of cannabis in Sligo house

The drugs were found during the search of a house at Cloonloo at around noon on Saturday.

# drugs - Sunday 10 March, 2019

Man (50s) due before special court sitting today after significant drugs seizure in Navan

A woman who was arrested in relation to the seizure has been released without charge.

# drugs - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Man (50s) and woman (30s) arrested after drugs worth €865,000 seized

Cocaine, MDMA, cannabis in herbal form and diamorphine were among the substances seized.

# drugs - Friday 8 March, 2019

Man arrested and €360,000 worth of cannabis herb seized after van searched in Dublin

He is currently detained in Ballymun Garda Station.

736 people died directly as a result of drugs in 2016

Of the total number, 549 were male and 187 were female.

# drugs - Monday 4 March, 2019

Three people due in court over seizure of cannabis plants worth €640,000

Nine people were arrested over the weekend in connection with the seizure.

# drugs - Sunday 3 March, 2019

9 people arrested and cannabis plants worth €640,000 seized in organised crime crackdown

Over 800 cannabis plants at various stages of growth were discovered in Dublin.

# drugs - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Three people arrested after cocaine and cannabis worth €320,000 seized in Limerick

A man (18) and a woman (47) were earlier arrested in connection with the investigation.

# drugs - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Man who supplied girlfriend with drugs at English music festival found guilty of her manslaughter

The court heard how Ceo Broughton failed to take urgent action at the time.

# drugs - Monday 25 February, 2019

Majority of Irish people believe drug users should be dealt with by health services, not courts

Half of respondents disagreed that their loved ones should be prosecuted for drug use.

# drugs - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Man (40s) charged after cocaine and cannabis worth over €716,000 seized

Three locations on the northside of Cork and north county Cork were searched by gardaí yesterday.

# drugs - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Three men charged after cocaine and cannabis herb worth around €250k seized

A number of searches were carried out in the Enniskerry, Tallaght and Ballymun areas yesterday.

# drugs - Friday 15 February, 2019

Man who mugged 92-year-old neighbour jailed for three years

He had done odd jobs for the victim, whom he viewed as an easy target, a court was told.

# drugs - Friday 8 February, 2019

Gardaí targeting west Dublin criminals seize bagful of cannabis after stopping car in Longford

The seizure is estimated to be worth €200,000.

# drugs - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

Man arrested in connection with discovery of cannabis factory in Co Limerick

Two local gardaí discovered the cannabis making plant when responding to a fire in the building.

# drugs - Monday 4 February, 2019

Jury in El Chapo trial begins deliberations amid drug smuggling and sex abuse claims

The trial in New York has heard nearly three months of testimony.

# drugs - Friday 1 February, 2019

El Chapo's lawyer says trial witnesses can't be trusted and 'would sell a child for cocaine'

The Mexican drug kingpin faces life in prison if convicted on trafficking, firearms and money laundering charges.

# drugs - Monday 28 January, 2019

Dealers make violent threats against 12-year-olds over cannabis debt

Parents of addicts have remortgaged their homes in some cases to pay off drug debts.

# drugs - Thursday 24 January, 2019

Two men arrested after 370 wraps of suspected heroin worth approx €10k seized

The drugs were seized in Tralee, Co Kerry.

# drugs - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Woman (30s) arrested after cannabis worth almost €1m seized in Drogheda

A search was carried out in the Drogheda area at 9am today.

# drugs - Monday 21 January, 2019

Men jailed for importing almost £50 million worth of drugs into the UK

The pair were involved in the importation of cannabis and a drug used to treat insomnia.

# drugs - Sunday 6 January, 2019

A mother on drug crime in Ireland: 'When the dealers called to my door and wanted me to settle his debts, I’d had enough'

Child protection expert Shane Dunphy on the cycle of drugs, violence and intimidation being experienced by vulnerable Irish families.

Three men arrested after cannabis worth €300,000 is seized in Mayo

Two houses were searched by gardaí yesterday evening.

# drugs - Friday 4 January, 2019

PODCAST: 'I lost two sons to suicide - I want people to know it's okay to have problems'

Karen Docherty is calling for stronger support systems to be put in place for families affected by suicide.

# drugs - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

From The Daily Edge Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do? Dear Fifi

Dear Fifi: I'm worried that my boyfriend enjoys taking drugs too much - what can I do?

To help answer, this is the second week that Dear Fifi called upon the experts at the Rutland Centre.

# drugs - Saturday 29 December, 2018

Opinion: No one should be prosecuted for personal possession of drugs

People using drugs should be dealt with exclusively via the health system, writes Tony Duffin. Let’s make the change in 2019.

# drugs - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Gardaí seize €500,000 worth of heroin and cocaine at house in south Dublin

A 47-year-old man was arrested at the house yesterday evening.

'People are replacing it with crystal meth or 2 litres of vodka a day': G detoxification referrals jump by 4,600% Exclusive

The use of GHB, a highly addictive drug, is on the rise in Ireland.

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