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Irvine teenager jailed for drug supply

A teenager has been sentenced to eight months imprisonment for supplying drugs to children.

The 17 year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted supplying ecstasy to two 13 year old girls in Irvine.

Kilmarnock Sheriff Court heard that the girls were with four friends at the Riverway Retail Park on 24 February 2018. They left the group and went to buy ecstasy from the 17 year-old behind an abandoned building.

The group then went to a house in Kilwinning where they took the red and green tablets, known as “Trip Advisors” due to the owl logo on them.

Some of the children became unwell and all six were taken to hospital for treatment and observation.

Laura Mundell, Procurator Fiscal for North Strathclyde said:

“This case is particularly concerning because of the ages of those involved and the potential for harm.

“There is always a risk that people may suffer ill-effects through taking illegal drugs and the risk to children is greater as their bodies are still growing. Illegal drugs, which can contain a variety of contaminants, can damage the brain, heart, and other important organs.

“Anyone who has taken these substances and feels unwell is advised to seek medical treatment.

“I would ask that anyone who has any information on the supply of drugs contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”