The brutal murder of a 24 year old local man just days after Christmas
has brought home to many the harsh reality that the violence
associated with the drugs culture has arrived in Dundalk.
Up until now drug motivated killings was seen as something which was
part of the gangland feuds in Dublin and Limerick, not something which
would happen in a relatively peaceful provincial town like Dundalk.
There have been drugs related deaths in Dundalk in the past, from
overdoses, accidental or otherwise, and from illnesses associated with
drug abuse. But this is believed to be the first time that anyone has
been killed because of their involvement in the shady world of drug
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