Charity Backs Decriminalising Possession Of Small Amounts Of Drugs

Written 9 months ago by Newsroom

Merchants Quay Ireland says decriminalising the possession of small amounts of drugs will ensure more people come forward and seek help.

The charity operates a number of services in the Midlands including a drop in centre in Athlone and is hoping to establish a similar service in Portlaoise shortly.

New Government proposals could see users caught with small amounts of heroin and cocaine escaping a criminal conviction.

CEO of Merchants Quay Ireland Tony Geoghegan is supporting the move.