Drug users supporting ‘sinister’ network – Judge issues stern warning

June 8, 2020

A DISTRICT Court Judge has warned casual drug users that they are ‘supporting a sinister criminal network’.

Judge Paul Kelly was speaking at the latest sitting of Letterkenny District Court.

Judge Kelly dealt with a number of matters relating to the possession of drugs and his comments come at a time when An Garda Síochána have noted a marked increase in drug-driving incidents in Donegal.

“By buying drugs from wherever, you are supporting a sinister criminal network that has brought death and distraction to the country on a daily basis,” Judge Kelly said.

“It may seem like a cool thing to do, but it is facilitating and contributing to criminal endeavour.

“Deals of this sort of stuff depends on people buying in whatever quantities to generate the hundreds of millions of euro in the trade.”