Police issue drugs message on morning of tragic funeral

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A quantity of suspected Class A drugs have been handed into police in Newtownabbey by a local community group.

The drugs were handed to the police by members of the ACT Community Group.

Police announced details regarding the recovery of the suspected drugs in a post on the PSNI Newtownabbey Facebook page on the morning of the funeral of Gavin and Mark Scott.

The Scott funeral was held in Carnmoney Presbyterian Church at 11am on Thursday. They were later buried in Carnmoney Main Cemetery. The men were found dead on Friday, October 28 in a house in Hillview Park, Glengormley.

In the facebook post, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Recent tragic events within the borough reinforce the need for continued efforts to prevent access to such drugs and reflects the importance of working in partnership to keep our communities safe.”

The Times contacted the police to confirm if drugs had played a part in the deaths of Gavin and Mark, but a police spokesman said: “The cause of death remains under investigation.”

Addressing mourners at the funeral, Rev John Dickinson said that it seemed “very obvious” the deaths were linked to drugs.