Drug find

Large stash of drugs found near Cornagrade playpark

FOR the second time in two months, drugs have been found in a public place in the Cornagrade area of Enniskillen.
Police carried out a search of a nature reserve in the Cornagrade area of Enniskillen on Monday September 29th and seized a large quantity of suspected cannabis resin.
The area, close to Devenish Partnership, is an open area which is often frequented by families and children.
This is the second incident in the area, as previously in August, police carried out a planned search at a park area in the Loughview Drive area of Cornagrade, Enniskillen and a quantity of suspected of Class A and Class C drugs were discovered.
Local Councillor Tommy Maguire has voiced his concerns about the second discovery in the matter of weeks.
“Given that this is the second occasion where there has been a drugs find in the locality, it would indicate that people are using drugs in the area.
“This is getting very serious when there is drugs being found in an area where we have a very good community group that are looking after our young people.
“These drugs were found very close to the Devenish Partnership – we must protect our young people at all costs and we certainly must try and help the people who are using drugs, or those who are engaging in selling drugs to get off them,” he added.
“More importantly, we must make sure that the sale of drugs in our local community comes to an end. It is getting slightly beyond a joke.”
Cllr Maguire has also urged anyone with information to come forward to prevent this from happening in the area again.
“I, as the local councillor would appeal to anyone with information to get in touch with me or directly with the PSNI. If people have any information do not hesitate to get me on 077 1580 9051.”
A spokesman for the PSNI said, “Officers carried out a search of a nature reserve in the Cornagrade area of Enniskillen today and have seized a large quantity of suspected cannabis resin.
“We are as glad as we know you parents out there will be that we found it first and not a child.
“If you noticed anyone acting suspiciously in this area in recent times, please let us know on 101,” the spokesman added.

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