That comes from a member of the Laois Joint Policing Committee.
The demand for drugs in Ireland is leaving authorities merely firefighting against the issue.
That's the view of Laois/Offaly Sinn Féin TD Brian Stanley.
It's after a €3.9 million seizure of cannabis and paraphernalia near Raheen in Laois yesterday.
Deputy Stanley is also a member of the joint policing committee in the county.
He says criminals are using the midlands to fund other ambitions: