Gardaí are warning of a dangerous batch of pollen that has recently been made widely available on the streets of Ireland. The strain is said to be particularly potent and has already caused massive problems across the country.
Pollen is quickly becoming one of the most damaging substances in Ireland and has one of the worst physiological and psychological effects on users when compared to other chemical substances.
Eye sight, motor functions and mental capacity are all rendered entirely useless when people take pollen and the problem appears to be growing rapidly.
Overnight raids were carried out on a number of suspected pollen productions factories as officials attempt to clamp down on the issue.
An elderly couple were arrested after their garden centre in Ballsbridge was found to be a cover for one of the largest production facilities in the country.
If convicted they could face up to 10 years in prison and have all of their assets frozen by the Criminal Assets Bureau.
Gardaí are hoping that this should help keep some of the pollen off the streets, but admit that for every raid and seizure they make, more will always find it’s way onto the streets.
More and more people are falling victim to the problem of pollen in our society. It is damaging inner city areas and also causing havoc in rural areas too. It’s preventing people from working and leaving many completely unable to function, often for days on end.
People, both young and old appear to be using and it’s being made worse by as many Irish celebrities are glamorising it by snorting lines of pollen off the top of cisterns in popular Dublin nightclubs.
Gardaí are ramping up their operations this year and are appealing for anyone with any additional information on potential pollen production sites to contact their local station.