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#Drugs

# drugs - Monday 10 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Houses evacuated after suspected pipe bomb is found by gardaí carrying out drugs search Drogheda
From TheJournal.ie 'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds Methadone

'You feel you can't get a job': Methadone users face stigma and isolation, new report finds

The research examines the experiences of 25 people who have been on methadone treatment.

# drugs - Friday 7 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin Dublin

Four people arrested after €2.8 million of suspected cocaine seized in Dublin

Separately, a large quantity of cannabis herb with an approximate street value of €800,000 was seized.

# drugs - Tuesday 4 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland Delivery Systems

Chemsex: How dangerous party drugs are sourced and stored in Ireland

The drug G, sometimes referred to as liquid ecstasy, is becoming increasingly popular.

# drugs - Sunday 2 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin Ballymun

Gardaí seize €90,000 worth of drugs, cash and stun gun in north Dublin

The seizure was made as part of an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs.

# drugs - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years Dublin

Former pub owner who turned to drugs trade to offset gambling debts jailed for five years

Emmet Fogarty got into trouble with Revenue and developed an alcohol and gambling addiction.

# drugs - Sunday 25 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man charged after cannabis worth €600,000 seized in Louth Dundalk District Court

Man charged after cannabis worth €600,000 seized in Louth

He is due to appear in court this afternoon.

# drugs - Saturday 24 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine? Column

Would you pay more for ethically sourced cocaine?

Because cocaine is illegal, if people choose to use it they have little choice but to indirectly support organised crime and human trafficking, experts argue.

From TheJournal.ie Cannabis worth €600,000 seized in crackdown on crime on Louth Arrest

Cannabis worth €600,000 seized in crackdown on crime on Louth

A 46-year-old man was arrested following a planned search.

# drugs - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world' Global Drugs Survey

Is alcohol value for money? When did you last use cannabis? Drugs survey to explore 'brave new world'

The Global Drugs Survey 2019 is seeking participants in Ireland to share their experiences.

# drugs - Monday 19 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study MDMA

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study

The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.

From TheJournal.ie Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí Dublin

Man jailed for selling €40 worth of cocaine to undercover gardaí

Karl Zambra said his local community is a victim of the drugs trade.

# drugs - Saturday 17 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport Drugs Seizure

Heroin worth over €2 million seized at Dublin Airport

The 15kg of heroin was discovered in a woman’s luggage.

# drugs - Thursday 15 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years Courts

Trucker who brought nearly €300,000 worth of cocaine into Dublin Port jailed for eight and a half years

The drugs were seized at Dublin Port in August 2015 as part of a joint operation involving the Revenue and the Gardai.

# drugs - Wednesday 14 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat Cocaine

New York trial told that drug baron 'El Chapo' Guzman was leader of deadly Sinaloa cartel, not scapegoat

He is accused of leading the Sinaloa cartel, turning it into the world’s largest criminal group.

# drugs - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin Three Arrests

Drugs worth €570,000 seized after gardaí stop woman in Dublin

Cannabis, methamphetamine, amphetamine and cocaine were seized.

# drugs - Saturday 10 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí in Cork arrest two men and seize €180k of drugs in planned raid Seized

Gardaí in Cork arrest two men and seize €180k of drugs in planned raid

The men can be held for up to seven days.

From TheJournal.ie Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches Crackdown

Over 100 gardaí involved in drugs blitz as cocaine, cannabis and cash seized in searches

Around €13,500 worth of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb and €8,000 in cash were seized.

# drugs - Tuesday 6 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans? Opinion

What can Irish cities learn from the response to drug use in New Orleans?

There is an increasing recognition by police services that drug use is not a policing matter, but requires a health led response, writes Tony Duffin

# drugs - Monday 5 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' goes on trial in New York today El Chapo

Mexican drug lord 'El Chapo' goes on trial in New York today

The mammoth trial in Brooklyn is expected to last more than four months.

# drugs - Sunday 4 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare Revenue

Cocaine worth €4.6 million seized in Rosslare

Detector dog Defor helped gardaí and Revenue officers intercept the drugs.

# drugs - Saturday 3 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years West Dublin

'The dealers are acting with impunity': West Dublin drug unit loses 85% of its members in five years

Despite large scale successes, low level dealers are acting “with impunity”.

# drugs - Thursday 25 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Luxury car, designer watches and €2k seized following searches related to Dublin gang CAB

# drugs - Sunday 21 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now? Opioid Treatment

Lynn Ruane: 20 years on from the introduction of the methadone strategy, where are we now?

How effective has the strategy been and what is the legacy we are left with when so many people are on the drug for so long?

# drugs - Friday 19 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo Ballymote

Gardaí seize cannabis herb worth €325,000 and drug paraphernalia in Sligo

No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.

# drugs - Sunday 14 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down Labour Court

Dublin Port's move to introduce random drug testing for veteran staff slapped down

Testing of new staff was rolled out in 2013 without union agreement.

# drugs - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money Model Behaviour

Dublin model under garda probe for stashing Kinahan-linked drug money

The woman is regularly seen in the company of Irish and international celebrities.

# drugs - Monday 8 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws' Practical Solutions

Intent 'should be key concern under drug decriminalisation laws'

Reasonable threshold limits and supportive sanctions should form part of a decriminalisation process, a new study argues.

# drugs - Sunday 7 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork Seized

Man (20s) arrested as firearm and €60k worth of MDMA seized in Cork

The drugs were found during the search of a car at around 8.30pm yesterday evening.

# drugs - Saturday 6 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Man (40s) arrested following seizure of €90k worth of heroin after gardaí stop car on M9 Heroin
From TheJournal.ie Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy Gary Davis

Irish man pleads guilty in New York over Silk Road narcotics conspiracy

The Wicklow man was arrested in Ireland in January 2014 and extradited to the United States in July.

# drugs - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie €240k worth of controlled drug kratom seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre Revenue

€240k worth of controlled drug kratom seized at Portlaoise Mail Centre

Cannabis was found hidden inside a tin of biscuits.

# drugs - Tuesday 2 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis Courts

Dublin man jailed for receiving Hello Kitty toy containing €200k worth of cannabis

Michael McDonald Agu was sentenced to four years in jail.

# drugs - Monday 1 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation Drug Crime

'It can make a massive difference to cases': Legal experts question garda cannabis plant valuation

Gardaí apply a general valuation of €800 to each plant – experts claims this is at odds with international best practice.

# drugs - Saturday 29 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do' Merchants Quay

'I started taking drugs when I was 12 ... it was just seen as a cool thing to do'

TheJournal.ie spent a morning this week at Merchant’s Quay Ireland, which provides assistance to homeless people and drug users in Dublin.

# drugs - Thursday 27 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Luxury cars, designer watch and €145,000 seized following 14 searches related to Dublin gang Criminal Assets Bureau

Luxury cars, designer watch and €145,000 seized following 14 searches related to Dublin gang

The searches relate to an organised crime group suspected to be involved in the sale of drugs.

# drugs - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group Ireland's Drug Use

Drug-testing roll out at music festivals and nightclubs to be examined by expert group

Drug-testing is available in a number of other European countries.

# drugs - Sunday 23 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis Roadside Testing

Gardaí issue warning after motorists test positive for cocaine and cannabis

One driver was also speeding at the time.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau Top Target

Dublin woman suspected of large-scale cocaine importation top target for Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau

The woman is suspected of bringing in hundreds of kilos every year.

# drugs - Saturday 22 September, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city Streets Of Limerick

'Life is so much more chaotic': A day on addiction outreach in Limerick city

Crack-cocaine is on the increase, and the housing crisis means people are spending prolonged periods in precarious living situations.

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