McCallion welcomes banning of so called “legal highs”

Sinn Féin Councilllor Elisha McCallion has welcomed the news that a so called “legal high known as  Seratoni  has now been banned under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

Seratoni technically known as 4, 4’-DMAR comes in tablet or powder form.44-DMARTablets

Councillor Elisha McCallion said “I welcome the news that this drug has been banned as a class A drug. It is linked to a staggering 37 deaths in Britain and the North of Ireland.

We need to be constantly exploring every option, legislative and otherwise, to deal with the scourge of these so called  “legal highs”.

The scourge of these drugs has caused untold suffering for many families in Derry and across the north.

We will continue to lobby the Department of Justice to take a robust stance on the menace of these so called legal highs and Martina Anderson MEP is asking the European Commission to look at this issue.