Hardwell teen arrested on drugs charges

Published Friday, 07 February 2014
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A teenager has been arrested on drugs charges after his parents are understood to have handed him in to the police over a picture which appeared on his Facebook profile ahead of a concert in Belfast.

Hardwell teen arrested on drugs charges
A teen has been arrested on drugs offences. (© UTV)

The 18-year-old was arrested at Grosvenor Road police station in the early hours of Friday, on suspicion of possession of a class A drug with intent to supply.

He has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

It is believed the teen was handed over to officers by his parents after a picture of a quantity of drugs appeared on his Facebook page ahead of the DJ Hardwell gig in the Odyssey Arena.

A large scale emergency procedure was put into operation outside the venue after scores of people became ill.

Doctors involved said that many had symptoms related to possible alcohol and drug misuse.

Both the Odyssey and the ambulance service said that many of those people had arrived at the Queen's Island complex already intoxicated.

© UTV News
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23 Comments
Iain in Belfast wrote (72 days ago):
I love how idiots still think legalizing drugs is the answer. Yes, and of course that will make all the problems just go away. Really? Catch yourselves on and stop being so naive.
culchy in the stix wrote (73 days ago):
And if their son goes to prison for possession of a class A drug with intent to supply will the parents feel like they did the right thing?
Rob in Belfast wrote (73 days ago):
Maybe if N Ireland was not one big housing estate with very little to do, young people would have other interests and for that matter so would adults.
Taxi Paul in Belfast wrote (74 days ago):
@Sensible32YearOld in Downpatrick I agree. The war on drugs has been lost. It is a bit like the prohibition of alcohol in America. The government might as well legalise drugs as they are so widespread at least then they could be regulated. Legalisation would also stop criminals making money from drugs. As for all the other comments I find it is often those who know little about a subject that are the most vocal.
Brian in Newry wrote (74 days ago):
Let's see the police deal with the matter sensibly, without causing unnecessary further suffering to the parents. I think the parents are a better example of what we need in our sad society!
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