Drug dealers forced a teenager to keep thousands of pounds worth of illegal drugs in his house, a community worker has claimed.
Hugh Brady, of Rosemount Resource Centre, says the parents of the 16-year-old - who apparently owed the dealers money - approached community workers when they became concerned for his welfare.
Among the stash of drugs, estimated to be in the region of £3,000-£4,000, were methadone, ‘blues’ and steroids.
The drugs, along with other drugs paraphernalia - including needles - were handed into the centre yesterday.
Mr. Brady said: “This is a very, very worrying development, particularly when you consider that a vulnerable 16 year old was being pressurised to keep these drugs in his house.
“My advice to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation is to contact the relevant authorities or come to us and we’ll hand it over to the police.”