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- Category: Youghal Community Drugs Initiative
- Published on Friday, 15 October 2010 09:39
- Written by Chris Black
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This article courtesy of youghalonline.com
The Walter Raleigh Hotel in Youghal was the venue for the Drug Awareness Launch on Monday last (4th Oct. 2010), at which a large representative group were in attendance. The initiative Dial to Stop Drug Dealing, using the number 1800 220 220, was introduced and, following an introduction by Chris Black, co-ordinator, a comprehensive Presentation covering all aspects of the campaign , was given by John Sutton, PCC. Photo: www.youghalonline.com Email:
This was followed by an interesting and in-depth talk by Superintendent Flor Horan who outlined the ways in which the new campaign can help not only those affected by drug use, but can also help the Gardaí and other services to deal effectively with this very intrusive and damaging problem.
Paddy O’Sullivan, Customs, Cork then spoke about the many different methods and various ways of intercepting and dealing with many forms of smuggling – from drugs to money to cigarettes. His colleague, Gillian Hyde, then spoke about one particular drug catching method – their dog, Max, who is trained to sniff baggage and luggage for any drugs they may contain. Eddie Fitzpatrick is Maxs’ trainer and handler and he proceeded, with the help of Max, to give an interesting demonstration of how they go about their work.
Joe Deane, the famous Cork hurler, was delighted to put his name and face behind this campaign and he also spoke in favour of the initiative.
The Campaign was formally launched nationwide on Wednesday, October 6th and will run for a period of approximately five weeks, with cards, beer mats, TV advertising and Radio, and leaflets will be put in letterboxes all over the Youghal area. These will bring awareness to all that there is help out there, but the co-operation of the public is needed.
And the way you can help? Just dial 1800 220 220 and relay any information you may have, which will be treated with the utmost confidentiality and which cannot, in any way, be traced back to you. You can help stop the drug dealing just by letting your fingers do the talking….Dial 1800 220 220