Media reports claim that drug dealers are targeting young farmers

The health and safety of many farmers while the future of many family farms could be at risk due to the increased drug use by many young farmers.


An investigation by Irish Country Living has found young farmers are sourcing cocaine via social media, as a result increased numbers are having to attend addiction services.

Drugs counsellors say young farmers aged 18 to 30 who are most affected in rural Ireland, with farms being put in jeopardy by drug debts.


Leitrim County Councillor Brendan Barry is also a member of the ICMSA.



He says the findings of the report come as a surprise.