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€2 diazepam on the streets

TRANQUILISER tablets are being sold on the street for as little as €2, a court has heard.

Dublin Children's Court heard that 78 diazepam tablets with a street value of €156 were found inside a jacket of a 17-year-old boy.

The teenager had been arrested last January on suspicion of being drunk in public and was later searched at west Dublin garda station.

But Judge Walsh held that the prosecution had not proved its case beyond reasonable doubt and found the youth not guilty.