There’s been a significant increase in drug seizures across Waterford City and County over the past 12 months.
Figures revealed at last night’s meeting of the joint policing committee showed that charges for personal possession and sale and supply had increased by 30 per cent from 2017.
Dungarvan-based Superintendent Michael Lacey says cannabis remains the most commonly used drug across the county.
He says there has been a significant increase in the level of drug activity in the Waterford division, principally in possession for personal use.
“We have had a increase of detections in respect of that in the three urban centres, Waterford City, Dungarvan and Tramore.
The drug of choice would be cannabis. There is now more disposable income available than there was in the last number of years and maybe people are engaging
in that type of activity but we will continue to make that a priority in 2019 and continue to put our resources into drug detections in the Waterford division.