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By ALANA FEARON A COMMUNITY ravaged by drugs has blamed dealers after a desperate teenager took his own life.

The 18-year-old, from the Knockmore estate area in Lisburn, Co Antrim, was found dead on Saturday after battling drug abuse and being hounded by peddlers.

But tragically, he was the third person in his family to take his own life in less than two years.

His older brother hanged himself in police custody and months later their heartbroken mum also took her own life.

And as his devastated sister and father prepare to bury the teenager, defiant Knockmore residents have vowed to stand up to the "scum" dealing in death.

A source told the Daily Mirror: "This young guy was just one of many young people being plagued by dealers and he thought he had nowhere left to turn.

"But this is a community that has had enough and they are determined to stand up and do what it takes to put these people behind bars."

The Daily Mirror has also learned that after the latest tragedy, angry pals named and shamed the dealers online.

But they hit back by petrol bombing a car belonging to a dedicated community worker - who has since been told her life is under threat for standing up to the "scum".

We can also reveal that the dealers have been handing out a new highly-addictive drug for free to young people to get them hooked.

Our source added: "They are the lowest of the low but enough is enough.

"The community won't stand for it any more and there will be a vigil in the coming days to show we are all making a stand."


LETHAL J Drugs trade
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 1, 2012
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