28 May 2018
Mid Ulster DUP MLA Keith Buchanan has expressed concern following the death of a man in Moneymore. Police are investigating whether there is a link to drug or substance abuse in relation to the incident.
Mr Buchanan said, "The death of anyone is a tragedy and my sympathies are with the family of the man who has passed away. It is very concerning that a number of people in the area have sought medical attention following taking drugs. The message must be very clear - any drug can kill but this incident highlights that no-one can ever be certain what is in a drug they may take.
I hope that those who have received treatment will make a full recovery and anyone who is concerned about a substance they have taken should seek medical attention. People should assist the police with any information they have about drugs and help them to keep our streets safer and free from these deadly substances."