We’ve reported on the use of RAPID bins across the Council areas and the role PCSPs have been playing in getting drugs off our streets.
Lisburn & Castlereagh PCSP and the PSNI have been working closely with the Public Health Agency (PHA) and local South Eastern Drug and Alcohol Coordination Team (SEDACT) to identify and work with communities and businesses to get the RAPID drug disposal bin installed, and a fourth bin has been introduced in Glenavy.
Encouraging the community to make use of the new bin in Glenavy, PCSP Chair Cllr Aaron McIntyre said: “We are all aware of the dangers of illegal drugs and the effects that these have in communities but prescribed drugs can be equally dangerous in the wrong hands or if taken with other substances.”
The PSNI District Commander Supt Sean Wright added: “The introduction of this drugs disposal bin should prove to be an effective way for drugs and harmful substances to be removed from the community. It will provide a channel for individuals, whether they are concerned parents, grandparents, siblings or family members to dispose of items which they believe have the potential to cause harm, completely anonymously.”