TV chef Rachel Allen 'devastated' as son is arrested for drugs
Rachel Allen's son, Joshua, has been arrested for intent to supply drugs.
He was arrested in Cork after a home was raided and Gardaí found him to be in possession of €30,000 of illegal drugs.
Rachel made a statement to the Irish Mirror saying: "We are making a statement in response to, and hopefully to alleviate, the frenzy of enquiry and speculation on going in relation to our son Joshua.
"He has been arrested on suspicion of possession of drugs (marihuana)
with intent to supply them to others.
"He has admitted his guilt immediately and co-operated fully with the Gardaí.
"A file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions and when formally charged Joshua will be pleading guilty at the first opportunity.
"We are absolutely devastated at this turn of events. Our son is eighteen years old, has never been in trouble with the Gardaí, and has made a huge mistake, which will have profound consequences for him.
"We do not in any way condone his actions, in fact, we utterly condemn them, but it is not for us to condemn him."
Joshua was detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.