Gardai in Cork are investigating after a five year old child who was out playing found a substance resembling heroin on the street at an estate in Knocknaheeny on the northside of the city.
Virgin Media News has revealed that the five year old, whose gender or name has not been revealed, returned home with a small quantity of a substance understood to be heroin.
The substance was contained in two small plastic wraps.
Fortunately the child, who was out playing with friends, did not open the wrapping but instead showed it to her parents. Her parents contacted gardai.
Sinn Fein councillor Thomas Gould says locals are surprised by the development.
The Garda Press Office has confirmed that gardai in Gurranabraher are investigating the find of a small amount of suspected heroin (pending analysis) by a member of the public in Knocknaheeny.
No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing.
Exclusive : Garda investigation underway after 5 year old finds heroin on a street in #Cork. See @VirginMediaNews @12.30 5.30 & 8pm @HSELive @cldatf @gardainfo— Paul Byrne (@PaulByrne_1) August 9, 2019