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Shock over drugs find in playpark

THOSE responsible for leaving drugs at a park area used by children in the Cornagrade area have been branded as ‘reckless.’
Police carried out a planned search at a park area in the Loughview Drive area of Cornagrade, Enniskillen on Friday August 3rd and a quantity of suspected of Class A and Class C drugs were discovered.
It is not yet known what quantity or type of drugs were found during the search, as forensic examinations are still ongoing.
Local councillor Tommy Maguire has voiced his concerns about the discovery in the vicinity of a park.
“This is very worrying and reckless behaviour. If this stuff was left randomly in a public area, the mind boggles as to what could have happened if young children had of got use of it, and the harm it could have done.”
“The people who are using this stuff were obviously doing harm to themselves and I would encourage them to seek help from the relevant agencies to assist them with their habits before it becomes life threatening or a habit that they cannot handle in the future.”
“These young people are subjected to sinister elements that make these things available to them, and this is an example of reckless behaviour of people’s use of the stuff, and to leave it near a play park is behind belief.”
Police are urging parents to warn their children about drugs and what they should do if they come across anything suspicious.
Sergeant Michael Drew said, “This is an area that is frequented by local families and children, a place of fun and adventure. Children should be free to roam and play without parents worrying about them coming across drugs. It does not bear thinking what could have happened if a child had come across these suspected drugs. We might have been looking at a very different scenario.”
“I would ask parents to speak to their children about the dangers of drugs and make sure they know what they should do if they find anything suspicious. Never ever pick anything up – phone the police immediately.”
Police are appealing for information about the incident and the supply of drugs or drug dealers. Call police on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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