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Listen: Those Caught With Small Amounts Of Cocaine & Heroin May Escape Jail.

: 07/17/2017 - 11:23

Drug users caught with small amounts of heroin and cocaine could escape a criminal conviction - under new proposals.

A special group will look at how other countries deal with drug problems and recommend alternatives to jail time.

It's part of the Government's new strategy which aims to shift the war on drugs from users to dealers.

Defence Lawyer John Hennessy says any move to de-criminalising drugs would be a bad move:

NEWSTALK0829747.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

 

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