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Dealers sell highly potent sedative pills on city streets

NewsBy Eamon Dillon
Dealers sell highly potent sedative pills on city streets

Drugs gangs are making millions selling prescription tablets, leaving drug users semi-conscious on city streets and suffering memory blackouts lasting for days.

Highly-organised networks are running a daily business in which highly potent sedatives and sleeping tablets are changing hands for as little as €1.

The trade is barely concealed in Dublin’s north inner-city, where drug users take tablets along with alcohol, methadone and heroin in a horrific cocktail of addiction.

The pills are being sold despite the highly visible presence of armed gardaí since the lethal gangland feud between the Hutch and Kinahan criminal gangs erupted.

Every morning, groups of desperate drug addicts gather in knots in city-centre streets swapping phone numbers and information.

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