Drugs

Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018

The vessel was escorted into Newlyn harbour (stock image)

Suspected drug boat intercepted off Cornish coast

Suspected drug boat intercepted off Cornish coast

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of drug trafficking after a boat was seized in the English Channel

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Officers revealed frustration with drug laws

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Police believe cannabis laws having 'little or no impact'

Many police officers feel their efforts to enforce the law on possession of cannabis have "little or no impact" on offenders' use of the drug, according to a study

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Chief Medical Officer of England concluded there was evidence of "therapeutic benefit" for some conditions

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Government commissions further medicinal cannabis reviews

Home Secretary Sajid Javid ordered part one of the review last month following a number of high-profile cases involving children being denied access to cannabis oil

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Charlotte Caldwell: Legalising medical cannabis will 'save hundreds of children's lives'

Charlotte Caldwell: 'War on medical cannabis is over' as Sajid Javid promises review

Charlotte Caldwell: 'War on medical cannabis is over'

The mother of Billy Caldwell, whose severe epilepsy is kept at bay with medicinal cannabis, says the 'war' on the substance is over after Sajid Javid promised a review into its use

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

Medical cannabis user: 'I could go to prison' for trying to ease pain

A medical cannabis user tells talkRADIO how he fears legal repercussions from his marijuana use, despite the fact his doctor supports him using it

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Drugs expert: 'Festivals profit from drug-taking and put people at risk

Drugs expert: 'Festivals profit from drug-taking and put people at risk'

Drugs expert: 'Festivals profit from drug-taking and put people at risk'

Steve Moore of the drug policy think-tank Volte Face says all festivals must introduce drug testing after Mutiny Festival deaths

Monday, May 28, 2018

Monday, May 28, 2018

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Mother of girl who died at Mutiny Festival warns others of drug dangers

Georgia Jones and Tommy Cowan died after taking a "bad batch" of drugs at Portsmouth's Mutiny Festival

Monday, May 14, 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters on same day Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters days after Sajid Javid poses with sniffer dog

Crystal meth found at Home Office headquarters

A small quantity of crystal meth was discovered in a toilet inside the Home Office - at the same time as the Home Secretary posed with a sniffer dog

Monday, April 30, 2018

Monday, April 30, 2018

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Why the finance industry wants cannabis legalised in the UK

Cannabis companies are performing well on the stock market, and investors are seeing the opportunity.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

More than half of the heroin and morphine death hotspots in England and Wales are seaside locations

Seaside towns are hotspots for drug deaths

Seaside towns are hotspots for drug deaths

Six of the 10 towns and cities with the highest rates of fatalities related to the substances are coastal holiday resorts

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

John Worboys: 'Parole Board would be really stupid to make same mistake twice', says victim

John Worboys: 'Parole Board would be really stupid to make same mistake twice', says victim

John Worboys: 'Parole Board would be really stupid to make same mistake twice'

A victim of John Worboys has said she is thrilled with the High Court's decision on his release

John Worboys release decision overturned by High Court

John Worboys release decision overturned by High Court

John Worboys release decision overturned by High Court

Judges ruled the Parole Board must make a 'fresh determination' in the case of John Worboys

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

13 suspected drug dealers 'killed by police in Philippines'

13 suspected drug dealers 'killed by police in Philippines'

13 suspected drug dealers 'killed by police in Philippines'

A police chief has said more than 100 people were arrested in an anti-drugs operation

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Alfie Dingley: 'Without cannabis I'd be in screeching in unbelievable pain', says multiple sclerosis sufferer

Alfie Dingley: 'Without cannabis I'd be screeching in unbelievable pain', says multiple sclerosis sufferer

'Without cannabis I'd be screeching in unbelievable pain', says MS sufferer

A six-year-old with epilepsy is calling for medical cannabis to be legalised, along with many others

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Gang-linked prisoners could be moved to high-security jails

Justice Secretary David Gauke is examining a change to decisions on where inmates are held

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

Medical cannabis trial considered for six-year-old Alfie Dingley

The Home Office says it is exploring 'every option' for the child who has a rare form of epilepsy

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

UK cannabis market dominated by 'skunk', research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

UK cannabis market dominated by skunk, research shows

Experts are concerned about the mental health implications of using strong cannabis

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Marcin Jaworski had already served one jail sentence in the UK

Polish drug dealer jailed for shipping date rape liquid GBL

Polish drug dealer jailed for shipping date rape liquid GBL

Marcin Jaworksi had been deported five months before the shipment was made to him

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

'Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable', says drugs charity Addaction

'Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable', says drugs charity Addaction

Teenagers buying Xanax online is almost unpoliceable, says drugs charity

Neil Coles from Addaction says many Xanax pills sold on social media are fake

Monday, February 5, 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is ok and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives', says National Drug Prevention Alliance

'Children grow up thinking cannabis is OK and it ruins their lives'

A primary school has had to ask parents to stop smoking cannabis at the gates

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

British brothers charged after £50 million of cocaine discovered on private jet

British brothers charged after £50 million cocaine stash found on private jet

British brothers charged after £50 million cocaine stash found on private jet

Martin James Neil and Stephen John Neil have been charged along with two Spaniards and an Italian national

Monday, January 29, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

Teenager commits suicide after accidentally revealing she cheated on boyfriend through Snapchat

Teenager commits suicide after accidentally revealing she cheated on boyfriend through Snapchat

Teenager commits suicide after accidentally revealing she cheated on boyfriend

The police were contacted however when they found Charlotte Guy had already killed herself

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Family lived in house for two years 'before finding dead body above ceiling'

Family lived in house for two years 'before finding dead body above ceiling'

Family lived in house for two years 'before finding dead body above ceiling'

The family in Ruian, China say they did not notice any particular bad smell coming from the room

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Sean Hatter will serve life in prison for the attack

Sean Hatter: Man jailed for attempted murder following stabbing

Man jailed for attempted murder after stabbing drug dealer

Hatter launched into a 'frenzied' attack on dealer after throwing money at him

Legalising drugs: 'People fight over drugs but it doesn't mean we should all be subjected to them', says Katie Perrior

'Don't shout at me!': Listen to Mike Graham and Katie Perrior row with weed legalisation campaigner

'Cannabis is a gateway drug and it should not be legalised', says Katie Perrior

Mike Graham and Katie Perrior clashed with drugs campaigner Danny Kushlick

Friday, January 5, 2018

Friday, January 5, 2018

'If 100 women spoke out against John Warboys, surely he'd have been prosecuted again', says barrister

'There's no reason to believe John Worboys is safe to be on our streets', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'There's no reason to believe John Worboys is safe', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Julia Hartley-Brewer says the only reason John Worboys hasn't committed another rape is because he's been in prison

Parole board chairman apologises over failure to inform victims of John Worboys release

Sadiq Khan says Parole Board must reconsider decision to release John Worboys

Parole board apologises over failure to inform victims of John Worboys release

Serial rapist John Worboys was jailed indefinitely in 2009, with a minimum term of eight years, for drugging and sexually assaulting women passengers

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

The two men established a 'county line' with Wales

Mahad Yusuf and Fesal Mahamud: London gang members who turned teenage girl into drug mule face jail for human trafficking

London gang members who used teen girl as drug mule guilty of human trafficking

Mahad Yusuf and Fesal Mahamud admitted the charges against them

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Parents make false accusations of abuse against nursery in China

Although police say they have proved the claims are false some on social media believe this is a cover-up

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

'Natural healer' on trial for allegedly drugging doctors in Germany

'Natural healer' on trial for allegedly drugging doctors in Germany

'Natural healer' on trial for allegedly drugging doctors in Germany

Twenty-seven people were found outside lying on grass complaining of symptoms such as hallucinations, rapid heartbeats and cramps

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mexican drug cartels may be armed with weaponised drones

Mexican drug cartels may be armed with weaponised drones

Mexican drug cartels may be armed with weaponised drones

Reports say some cartels may also be carrying hand grenade-sized IEDs known as potato bombs

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Man handed large settlement after police mistake his doughnut glaze crumbs for meth

Man handed large settlement after police mistake his doughnut glaze crumbs for meth

Man handed large settlement after police mistake his doughnut crumbs for meth

Daniel Rushing has been given £28,269 by Florida due to his arrest in 2015

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Man arrested after 'forcing elderly man to drink can of coke at knifepoint'

Man arrested after 'forcing elderly man to drink can of coke at knifepoint'

Man arrested after 'forcing elderly man to drink can of coke at knifepoint'

It is thought that the man is a member of the Sun Yee On triad, a Chinese organised crime syndicate

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

Two teenagers charged with murder 'over deadly fire at Islamic school'

The fire at an Islamic school killed two teachers and 21 students aged between 6 and 17 years old

Friday, September 15, 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017

Man claims video games saved his life, as he releases his own game

Man claims video games saved his life, as he releases his own game

Man claims video games saved his life, as he releases his own game

Daniel Simons says he taught himself programming after his father bought him a computer and CD at the age of 12

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to race

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to their race

Judge rules Newcastle grooming gang didn't target white girls due to their race

Judge Penny Moreland says the men in the gang targeted teenagers and young women who were 'young, impressionable, naive and vulnerable'

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

Teenager calls police on his own mother for growing cannabis in garden

The teenager was also taken to the police station for his own safety as his mother was angry

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Trump makes partying great again' - Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police

'Trump makes partying great again' - Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police

Thousands of ecstasy pills shaped like Donald Trump seized by police in Germany

The drugs were discovered in an Austrian van in Lower Saxony

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Dozens arrested in early morning raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Raids across Lewisham and the borough of Kensington and Chelsea saw more then 30 apprehended by Metropolitan Police

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday, August 11, 2017

Head of multi-million pound drug network sentenced to 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

Head of £60m drug network jailed for 17 years

The conviction of Klodjan Copja comes as a result of a two-year investigation by the Metropolitan Police

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Eight spice drug dealers jailed for more than seven years in total

London spice dealers who preyed on homeless people jailed for seven and a half years

London spice dealers jailed for seven and a half years

Those convicted have also been given a total of 35 years in community behaviour orders

Monday, July 24, 2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Drug dealer known as Pacman jailed after undercover police pose as customers

Crack dealer known as Pacman trapped by police posing as customers in newsagents

Crack dealer known as Pacman jailed after undercover police pose as customers

Shahrukh Fayyz has been given a prison sentence of four years and six months

Monday, July 17, 2017

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug and treatment testing

Scientists use rats to create miniature human hearts for drug testing

Researchers replaced rat cells in the hearts with human cells and hope to now conduct more accurate research

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Cardona volunteered to help in the recovery operation after 9/11

9/11 hero fighting deportation is pardoned for 1990 drug offence

9/11 hero fighting deportation is pardoned for 1990 drug offence

New York governor Andrew Cuomo pardoned Carlos Humberto Cardona for selling a small amount of cocaine

Monday, June 19, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

9/11 recovery worker faces deportation over removal order from 17 years ago

9/11 hero faces deportation from US over drug offence committed in 1990

9/11 hero faces deportation from US over drug offence committed in 1990

Carlos Humberto Cardona has lung, gastrointestinal and psychological problems caused by helping in the aftermath of 9/11

Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Delinquents face off against police in Cancun gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Mexico tourist hotspot of Cancun

Delinquents face off against police in gunfight in Cancun

The offenders were arrested following a 'spectacular' car chase in the popular tourist destination

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen executive 'arrested on drug charges in Japan'

Volkswagen has said Thomas Siebert has been detained by police, local media claims he admitted to using cocaine

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Man jailed after police carry out Spice drug raid

Liam Nemeneh pleaded guilty to a charge of possession with the intent to supply Spice at Manchester Crown Court

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with case partly made of cocaine in China

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with suitcase partly made of cocaine in China

Woman faces death sentence after travelling with case partly made of cocaine

A woman travelling from South America to Shanghai’s Pudong airport had 10 kilograms of cocaine in her suitcase

Fentanyl has been described as up to 50 times stronger than heroin

US says drug '50 times more potent than heroin' being imported by Chinese-Mexican alliance

US warns of drug '50 times more potent than heroin'

DEA says China and Mexico have become the main sources of fentanyl

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

10 people detained in Mexico for hiding drugs in Uber Eats backpacks

Police also found black bags filled with marijuana as well as two thermostatic bags also containing the drug

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Man detained by police for selling marijuana and disguising himself as a clown

Clown arrested by police for selling marijuana

Clown arrested by police for selling marijuana

A man allegedly dressed as a clown in an attempt to conceal his identity selling marijuana

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Man arrested for creating and distributing drug-laced sweets

Men who sold sweets laced with meth and heroin arrested

Men who sold sweets laced with meth and heroin arrested

Police found more than 100 sweet tarts containing drugs such as Xanax and heroin

Sussex Police warn of '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

Sussex Police warn '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

Sussex Police warn '100% pure' cocaine on sale in the UK

The warning comes after super-strength cocaine and heroin was linked to two deaths in Eastbourne

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday, May 12, 2017

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

Liberal Democrats would legalise selling and growing cannabis if elected

The Liberal Democrats have announced that their manifesto will include plans for a regulated cannabis market

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