The tragic death of a Co Londonderry teenager who took ecstasy may have prompted someone to turn £50,000 worth of Ecstasy tablets over to the police, it was claimed last night.
Ballykelly teenager Danielle Gibbens collapsed and died almost two weeks ago after taking the drug at a party in Limavady.
Welcoming the PSNI's seizure of 10,000 tablets, the borough's mayor Edwin Stevenson said last night that the death of the 19-year-old "may have jogged someone's conscience".
Police recovered the haul of 10,000 tablets from the Blackburn Path near Scroggy Road on Tuesday.
The path runs between two Limavady schools, St Mary's Secondary School and Limavady High School.
Mayor Stevenson appealed to anyone considering taking drugs to think of Danielle, who was rushed to hospital on October 5 but later died.
He told young people: "Don't do it. Think about that young girl in Ballykelly who lost her life - you could lose your life."
And he issued a warning to those involved in dealing drugs.
"To those who are prepared to peddle or deal in drugs, don't do it. Sooner or later, the police will stop you."
He also called on the public to help the police in their fight against drugs.
"The people of Limavady will be relieved that this quantity of drugs are off the streets, and I would appeal to everyone in the town to give whatever support and information they can to the police so they can continue to have this success," he said.
Area Commander, Chief Inspector Clive Spence, said it was a " significant find" which was "part of an ongoing, pro-active campaign to try to rid Limavady of the scourge of drugs".