A new report from a Dublin drug and alcohol taskforce has noted easy access to drugs in west Dublin, facilitated in part by an increase in the number of under 18s dealing.
The report, launched recently by the Blanchardstown Local Drug and Alcohol Task Force found evidence of drug use during school hours in nine out of 10 local secondary schools in 2018.
According to the taskforce, the use of young people as dealers allows for easy access to customers as young people distribute drugs to their peers and friends.
“The use of minors for drug distribution has been a long-standing method used by older, larger scale dealers, as due to their age there are fewer criminal consequences.
Source: Michelle Hennessy, The Journal.ie, 27/01/2020