Young child picks up bag of drugs in Lurgan

The bag of drugs was found by a child
The bag of drugs was found by a child

A young child has picked up a bag of suspected drugs in Lurgan.

The drugs were found in the Sloan Street and Hill Street area.

On a Facebook post, a spokesperson for PSNI Craigavon wrote: "I wonder if this photo had included the young child that picked it up off the ground in the Sloan St / Hill St area of Lurgan this morning, would they be so quick to criticise? I also wonder if legalising it would make it less harmful to the child if they had swallowed it? Obviously, it wouldn't.

"On the day that new legislation comes into force around legal highs the message is even more clear- drug use is not "just a personal thing." It is not something that effects only those that take it. It us not something we will tolerate."



Local councillor Colm McCusker said: “The problem of drugs is a scourge right across Northern Ireland.

“These people don’t care about a jot about their community, they don’t think about the consequences.”

The police have asked for anyone with information to contact them on their non-emergency number, 101.