Dealers ‘forced’ teen to keep drugs

DRUGS HANDED IN. . . . .Hugh Brady, Community Activist and Eileen Kivlehan, chair, Rosemount Resource Centre management committee pictured with the drugs handed into the centre on Thursday afternoon. 2012JM33
DRUGS HANDED IN. . . . .Hugh Brady, Community Activist and Eileen Kivlehan, chair, Rosemount Resource Centre management committee pictured with the drugs handed into the centre on Thursday afternoon. 2012JM33
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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.”