Community groups, businesses and public representatives attended the meeting in Athlone.
A large crowd turned out to a meeting in the midlands last night, which highlighted concerns with drug use, dealing and intimidation.
The meeting, hosted by the Athlone Drug Awareness Group, heard from community groups, businesses and public representatives.
It was branded a 'success,' with plans being put in place to host another gathering in the future.
Treasurer of the Athlone Drug Awareness Group, Jim Henson says illegal drug use wasn't the only issue highlighted: