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Sunday 19 November 2017

Video: Drug paraphernalia found in apartment block just metres from where children play

Brian O'Reilly

Brian O'Reilly

A LARGE amount of drug paraphernalia was discovered in an apartment block – just metres from where children play.

Syringes, rubber bands and a bag containing heroin were left strewn across the hallway of an apartment complex in Smithfield in Dublin.

"There was used syringes, surgical sterilized swabs, medicine bottles,  a mini weighing scales, what looked like a belt and other bits that one would assume a heroin addict would use”, one resident told

“The landing area is the main stair well to the apartment block and is locked using a security key so I don't know how they got in”, he added.

The resident said he has lived in the gated complex for over two years and never came across drug use before.

He said many children live in the block and play outside.

Gardai were called to the scene and took the items to dispose of them safely.

It is believed that the drug users could have been disturbed – which is why they left behind the weighing scales and heroin.

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