'Suspected drugs' found at Newry Leisure Centre

​A quantity of suspected drugs was found recently at Newry Leisure Centre, the Newry Reporter can reveal.
Suspected drugs were found in Newry Leisure Centre.Suspected drugs were found in Newry Leisure Centre.
Suspected drugs were found in Newry Leisure Centre.

​A source who told this newspaper about the discovery said they were concerned about what could have happened if the substance had been picked up by a child.

A police spokesperson said: “Police in Ardmore received a report that a bag containing a trace amount of suspected drugs was found in Newry Leisure Centre [on] Saturday morning, November 25.

“Officers were made aware on Monday, November 27 and advised that the item had been disposed of. Enquiries continue.”

Meanwhile, a council spokesperson said: “Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is working closely with the police in relation to this allegation. The Council cannot comment any further on this matter.”