Sister of tragic Cork teen upset over short and suspended sentences

THE sister of a Cork teenager who died after taking the designer drug N-Bomb says the sentences handed down to those who supplied the drug are appalling and give the wrong message to other young people.

Eighteen-year-old Alex Ryan from Millstreet died last January after taking the potent drug at a student house party in the city.

Today at Cork Circuit Criminal Court – 29-year-old Harry Clifton with an address at St Finbarr’s Place, Proby’s Quay was jailed for six months.

Two others – 20-year-old Jessica O’Connor from Killarney, Co Kerry and 22-year-old Ruairi Maher from Thurles, Co Tipperary got two-year suspended sentences. They had pleaded guilty to different charges of supplying N-Bomb.

Judge Gerard O’Brien questioned when young people would start to understand that there is no quality control on illegal drugs that are manufactured by criminals for the purpose of profit.

Reacting to the sentences – Alex Ryan’s sister Nicole said they send out the wrong message – She Spoke after court to Patricia Messinger on C103’s Cork Today Show

Listen to the full interview here:

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