Monday 26 September 2016

Six others hospitalised on night tragic teen collapsed

Robin Schiller

Published 21/05/2015 | 02:30

In an undercover operation carried out by officers stationed at Store Street on Saturday night, gardaí arrested a male in the club on suspicion of selling illegal drugs
In an undercover operation carried out by officers stationed at Store Street on Saturday night, gardaí arrested a male in the club on suspicion of selling illegal drugs

Undercover gardaí targeting drug dealers have arrested a man in the nightclub outside which tragic teen Ana Hick collapsed.

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It has also emerged that six other people who were in the Twisted Pepper club in Dublin city centre were hospitalised after taking ecstasy on the same night that Ana (18) fell ill.

In an undercover operation carried out by officers stationed at Store Street on Saturday night, gardaí arrested a male in the club on suspicion of selling illegal drugs.

A later search of his Marino home found a large quantity of cash, ecstasy tablets and mixing agents used in several different types of illegal drugs, including Ketamine and MDMA.

The operation took place less than 24 hours after Ana fell ill.

Ana's funeral took place yesterday. It is suspected she took ecstasy tablets last Friday night.

A source told how staff at the Mater Hospital became suspicious after a large number of people presented at the A&E there in the early hours of Saturday.

The six young people have since fully recovered.

The Twisted Pepper last night said it could not comment due to an ongoing Garda investigation.

Irish Independent

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