‘Not surprised’ crystal meth being sold in Buncrana

Local Sinn Fein councillor, Ciaran McLaughlin has repeated his claims that the highly addictive drug, crystal meth is being sold in Buncrana .

He said he informed the gardai about this last weekend to after being approached by two parents.

Yesterday leading Donegal anti-drugs activist, PJ Blake said Colr McLaughlin’s claims did not surprise him at all, pointing to the fact that a leading member of the New York police department told him recently that it was ‘only a matter of time’ before the drug hit Ireland.

Speaking this week Colr McLaughlin said;:“ I received two phone calls last Sunday evening from two very worried mothers,saying that one of their teenage daughters had taken the drug the previous night and said it was rife at the night club.

“Both mothers did notwant to be identified and asked if would contact the gardai on their behalf”

The Sinn Fein councillor said parents should be made aware of these awful destructive drugs and their side effects.

Crystal meth comes in the form of white ice crystals and can be smoked, like crack, through a pipe. It’s a powerful form of speed that produces a rush that can last up to 12 hours, but includes a debilitating crash afterwards.

“The resulting crash drives users to take more of the drug to feel better.”

According to the councillor respected drug worker Fr. Peter McVerry has warned that crystalmeth has destroyed whole communities in America ‘and is about to do the same here.’

“Every drug that comes along seems to be worse than the last one. Crack cocaine was taking a hold but now its crystal meth and that to me is 10 times worse than crack.”

Colr Mc Laughlin continued;“ I have passed on the information to the gardai and I would ask anyone with information to do likewise so that the gardai can swiftly make arrests and clean up our nightclubs for our young people who can enjoy themselves on a night out, and that parents can have one less issue to worry over.