The PSNI have sold a car seized from a Londonderry drug dealer and handed over £10k in cash to two charities, which deal with the victims of drug abuse.
Cheques to the value of £5,480 each have been presented to North West Counselling, which has offices in Greysteel and also a new office opening at St Columb’s Court, beside Bishop Street Courthouse, and HURT, which has offices at Clarendon Street.
The money was raised through the disposal of a car seized during an investigation into the supply fo drugs dating back to June 2012.
A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “Police in G District are continuing to roll out the ‘Reducing Offending through Partnership’ (ROU) initiative, which aims to promote a joint approach by all agencies in providing a gateway out of crime for priority offenders.
“Two local officers are dedicated to the ‘Rehabilitate and Resettlement’ process.
“Where offenders wish to partake in training, education and employment opportunities, or address substance misuse or dependence, then the officers will signpost them to local providers in the statutory and non-statutory sectors with the necessary skills, training and expertise.”
It is hoped that some of the money being handed over will be used to provide services for these offenders and reduce their level of reoffending which is having an adverse impact on the local community.