Limerick drug dealers cutting heroin with cattle medicine

first_imgDrugs epidemic threatens to engulf Limerick City Email Facebook Gardaí across Ireland take on viral dance challenge Man and woman arrested after Gardaí seize cash and suspected drugs worth more than €28,000 Previous articleLimerick man jailed for threatening to kill Garda detectiveNext articleIce cream vans used as cover for Limerick drug dealer Staff Reporter Youth arrested in connection with alleged assault on female Garda NewsLimerick drug dealers cutting heroin with cattle medicineBy Staff Reporter – November 4, 2016 3044 Linkedin HEROIN and cocaine sold by Limerick drug dealers is mixed with everything from talcum powder to cattle ringworm medicine.Forensic Science Ireland, based at Garda Headquarters, have confirmed the common belief that drug purity levels in Limerick can be less than 20 per cent with the other 80 per cent made up of a host of ingredients.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dublin purity levels are recorded at 28 per cent, which is well below the European average of 35-45 per cent.According to analysis of drugs seized by Gardaí, unscrupulous dealers are bulking or “cutting” cocaine with potent levels of levamisole which is used to kill parasitic worms in animals.Three out of every four cocaine seizures had levamisole present.Heroin found in Limerick had been cut to just 30 per cent but bulk seizures had purity levels of more than 40 per cent, indicating that local gangs are further cutting the drugs before distributing them on the streets.The State laboratory said that white sugars, caffeine, diazepam, paracetamol and creatine were also used in the drug mixes.Earlier this year, Kieran (40) and Brian Collopy (43) were jailed for eight years after they were found cutting, mixing and bagging €37,000 of heroin in mixing bowls and in the bath of a house in St Mary’s Park.The brothers were described as being at the “top end of the drugs pyramid”.Testing has shown that the drugs also contain benzocaine and lignocaine, which are local anaesthetics used in dentistry, as well as caffeine and phenacetin, a painkiller banned in a number of countries due to its cancer causing properties.There have been large quantities of Amphetamine seized in Limerick which have have had purity levels as low as 9.2 per cent.center_img TAGScollopydrug dealersdrugsGardaheroinlimerick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Advertisement Twitter Print WhatsApp Newcastle West Gardaí move Gardaí warn students of rental scamslast_img read more

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Former local educator, radio/TV host and community contributor dies

first_imgAurora, In. — An Aurora resident, former Batesville and TV/radio host Nelson E. Elliott, 80, has passed away. Nelson was a 1956 graduate of Lawrenceburg High School and a 1960 graduate of Hanover College.He was born May 28, 1938 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Aaron Elliott and Miriam (Hann) Elliott.Nelson graduated from Lawrenceburg High in 1956, He inherited the “Hi-Liters” Dance and Show Band in 1955, attended Hanover College from 1956-1960, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity. Nelson was employed at numerous community schools, such as; Dillsboro Public School (Band and Choir Director), Batesville High School (Band and Choir Director, & Assistant Football Coach), Moores Hill Public Schools (Principal of Grades K – 12).From 1977 – 1984, he was operating partner of Ewing’s Produce & Nursery, Aurora and Green Thumb Garden Center, Dillsboro. He received Indiana Auctioneers License, and started “Nelson Elliott Auction Team”. He was on the On- Air and sales staff of WSCH Radio Station. He was a real Estate Broker for Town & Country and started the Atlas Land Service Appraisal Company in 1991. Nelson enjoyed his time as a T.V.Host on Media 6 Cable Television “Hoosier Kaleidoscope” for 8 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame, and was inducted as a member of the Hall of Fame in 2004) Nelson was on the Board of Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors.Nelson was the Past Master of Ceremonies/Announcer for: Versailles Pumpkin Show, Aurora Farmers Fair, Milan 4th of July Parade, Aurora Firecracker Festival, Aurora Thunder On The River Regatta, Lawrenceburg Fall Festival, Lawrenceburg Music on the River (10 years), HiddenValley Lake Memorial Day Services, Dillsboro Homecoming, Dearborn 4-H and Community Fairs.Nelson celebrated 52 years of Bugling Military Funerals (1955-2007). He played taps for Military Funerals, Memorial Day, Veterans Day programs, 225th Anniversary Celebration of the Revolution of Lochry Massacre at Aurora Cemetery. In recognition of his Patriotism and faithful tribute to the veterans, Nelson was awarded Honorary Lifetime member of Korean War Veterans of America (1999), Aurora American Legion Post #209, Aurora Veterans of Foreign Wars #5312, Vietnam Veterans of America #71, Dillsboro American Legion, Post #292, Moores Hill American Legion, Post #231,Nelson’s contributions to, not only the veterans, but to everyone in the community has left a great impact. His gifts and talents blessed many and he will be greatly missed.Nelson is survived by his loving spouse of 58 years Marcia Elliott (Ewing), Son, Paul Elliott (Teresa White) of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Melody (Jeff) Schornick of Batesville, IN; Sister, Marilyn Sue Perry; grandchildren, Jake Schornick, Elizabeth Schornick, Jackie Schornick, Aaron (Alex) Elliott, and Nathan Elliott; great granddaughter, Alaina Schornick; aunt, Lois Elliott Parker of Greendale, IN. He was preceded in death by Father, Aaron Elliott, Mother, Miriam Hann Elliott, Brother, Richard Elliott.Friends will be received Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Carnegie Hall, 14687 Main Street, Moores Hill, Indiana. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 am at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to Carnegie Hall or Local Color Guard Squads. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

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