27/09/2019

Heroin Seized From Pregnant Woman In Lisburn

The PSNI has seized a quantity of heroin from a woman who was eight months pregnant during an incident in Lisburn.

A spokesperson credited the "eagle eyed CitywatchNI" operators who alerted police to two people entering disabled toilets in the city's Castle Gardens.

Officers were immediately deployed after the suspicions were raised and recovered the drugs from the pair who they say are "known to the team".

Social services have been informed.
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Highlighting the incident in a post on Facebook, the spokesperson said: "Speedy response from the boys and the door was opened quickly. Inside were 2 people known to the team and heroin was recovered from a female inside, to make this story worse the female was 8 months pregnant.

"I think this proves the point and the hold that this horrible drug has on people and the devastation this has on people and the whole community.

"Social services are aware and will look after the welfare of the unborn child and the female involved. Someone was happy to supply this life wrecking drug to a pregnant woman.

"This was only possible with working well with CitywatchNI operators."

The PSNI said the issue of drugs on the streets can only be targeted with the help of the public, and urged anyone with information to get in touch directly or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"If we don't know this is happening we can't deal with the problem," the spokesperson added.



(JG/MH)

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