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Gardai from the Sligo and Ballymote areas seized about €12,000 worth of suspected cocaine over the weekend. It followed searches targeting persons involved in the sale and supply of illegal drugs in the areas. The gardai were assisted by the Garda Dog Unit. Investigations are ongoing.

In Donegal early this morning, gardai stopped a driver who was not only on a non-essential trip but was also under the influence of cocaine. Gardai from the Letterkenny Roads Policing Unit, assisting gardaí from Ballybofey and Convoy, had received reports in relation to the manner in which a vehicle…

There’s been a steady increase in the number of people seeking help for cocaine addiction in rural areas, including in the north west. The figures come from the Health Research Board going back to 2013. 2018 had the biggest increase during this period, a 50% jump in people seeking help…