Charity Backs Decriminalising Possession Of Small Amounts Of Drugs

Written 11 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.