Ronan Keating

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Midlands Awareness Group Concerned By Impact Of Virus On The Drug Industry

They say it's similar to when the recession hit Ireland.

Lockdown restrictions are impacting the ability of drug dealers to reach their market. 

While this is a positive, Jim Henson from the Athlone Drug Awareness group also says there's a risk of violence against users who have accrued debt to their dealer. 

There's been a sustained increase in the number of drug detections by gardaí since movement restrictions were introduced in March. 

Mr. Henson says it's similar to the situation in Ireland during the recession:

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