15th May 13
Call to include head shop ban in plan
A further tightening of planning regulations is being sought to halt the opening of head shops selling drugs paraphernalia.
12th April 13
More deaths ‘down to banned highs’
More young people are dying from recently outlawed legal highs in Northern Ireland, a coroner said.
9th April 13
Legal highs ‘should be sold like alcohol’
‘Legal high’ drugs should be sold by pharmacists in the same way as alcohol in pubs so that doctors will know what teens have taken when they overdose, the UK government’s former chief drugs adviser has said.
5th April 13
Judge: Head shops affect the most vulnerable
A head shop owner who stored a cannabis-like chemical substance was told yesterday that her offence “merited” a few days in jail.
5th January 13
Customs stop record amount of head shop drug imports
Record quantities of former head shop drugs were stopped entering the country last year, with the seizure of several new substances.
11th July 12
Head shop drugs worth €2m seized last year
Gardaí seized €2m worth of banned head shop drugs and nearly €330,000 worth of illicit prescription tablets last year.
15th June 12
€350k of head shop drugs point to ‘lucrative trade’
Drug experts have said the seizure of 10kg of head shop drugs indicates a “lucrative trade” of the former legal highs on the black market.
2nd May 12
Headshop owner had no licence
The owner of a chain of headshops has been sentenced to three years and fined €100,000 for illegally importing Viagra like products.
2nd May 12
Man is jailed for importing seal penis ‘Viagra’
The owner of a chain of head shops has been sentenced to three years and fined €100,000 for illegally importing Viagra-type products made from seal penises.
1st May 12
Former headshop owner jailed
The owner of a chain of headshops has been jailed for two years today for illegally importing Viagra-like products.