Drugs

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

Record numbers taking Class A drugs, figures show

A record number of people took Class A drugs in the past year, with a sharp rise in the use of cocaine and ecstasy.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Young drug dealers offered driving lessons in bid to cut crime

Avon and Somerset Police are running a scheme offering young drug dealers education, apprenticeships, fitness training and driving lessons.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Drug dealer jailed after being caught by his own car’s dashcam

Scott Curtis, 45, has been jailed for two years and six months after he was caught dealing drugs by his own dashboard camera.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

Scotland drug deaths reach record high

More than 1,100 people died from drugs in Scotland last year, new figures indicate - the worst total since records began.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Crispin Blunt

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

Crispin Blunt will get 'nothing' in return if UK legalises cannabis

The MP said he will get "nothing" in return if cannabis is legalised, despite chairing a drugs reform group backed by cannabis corporations.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Monday, June 10, 2019

Michael Gove showed 'rank hypocrisy' with cocaine confession

Michael Gove showed 'rank hypocrisy' with cocaine confession

Danny Kushlick from the Transform Drug Policy Foundation accused the Tory leadership contender of supporting the "drug war".

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Schools to use ‘influencers’ to discourage drug use

Teenagers are to be used as "influencers" in order to discourage their classmates from taking drugs in the UK's biggest trial of a school-based drug prevention programme.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have 'blood on their hands' for fuelling knife crime

Cocaine users have "blood on their hands" and should be fined up to 100 per cent of their income if caught in possession, MPs have heard.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

Professor: ‘We created the monster by obsessing over the harms of cannabis’

A former government advisor on drug policy has said that the UK has created the “monster” of high-potency cannabis “by obsessing over the harms” of the drug.

Friday, March 1, 2019

Friday, March 1, 2019

Louella Fletcher-Michie

Rapper jailed for death of Holby City star's daughter

Rapper jailed for death of Holby City star's daughter

A rapper has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years for the manslaughter of Holby City actor John Michie’s daughter.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Coke-on-Trent

‘Coke-on-Trent’ drug gang jailed for 100 years

‘Coke-on-Trent’ drug gang jailed for 100 years

Drug smugglers who ran a £30million drugs ring from Stoke-on-Trent were jailed for a total of 100 years today.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

drug test

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

Workplace drug testing 'could lead to harder drug use'

The TUC’s senior policy officer has warned that mandatory drug testing could actually lead to more dangerous workplaces.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

Ex-soldier held in Dubai over drug claims

A British war veteran has been held in a prison in Dubai for four months over drug claims.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

Man decapitates his own dog and sets house alight after Spice overdose

A man cut off his own dog's head and setting a family’s house alight after overdosing on Spice, a court heard.

Friday, January 11, 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: The ‘criminal' cannabis supply chain 'does not give-a-monkeys’ about health effects of the drug

Crispin Blunt MP: 'Criminal' cannabis suppliers 'do not give-a-monkeys'

Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has said that legalising cannabis would stop the ‘criminal’ cannabis supply chain that ‘does not give-a-monkeys’ about the health effects of the drug.

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

Pensioner among cannabis growers busted for £720,000 cannabis farm

A pensioner was among a three cannabis growers caught running a £720,000 cannabis farm inside an agricultural greenhouse.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Norman Lamb

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

MPs block Norman Lamb's bid to legalise cannabis

A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.

Marco Polo

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

British pensioners arrested for 'smuggling cocaine' onto cruise ship

A couple in their 70's have been detained after a "large amount of cocaine" was found in their cabin on a cruise ship returning from the Caribbean.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

County lines drug gangs 'trafficking teens' in South Wales, says journalist

A journalist who investigated county lines drug gangs in South Wales says she was told of teens being trafficked during her research, and told Eamonn how drug dealing affects the local community

Monday, October 8, 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

University to ask students to sign contracts promising to be drug-free

Buckingham University is aiming to start a “revolution” to make drug-taking “socially unacceptable” – and plans to ask students to sign a contract pledging not to take illegal substances.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

'Drug taking is normalised', says campaigner defending student union's advice on how to 'safely' take drugs

'Drug taking is normalised', says campaigner defending student union's advice on how to 'safely' take drugs

Drug campaigner defends student union's advice on how to take drugs 'safely'

Dan Wootton clashes with a drug reform campaigner over whether it's right for universities to offer advice on how to reduce risks when taking drugs

Friday, August 24, 2018

Friday, August 24, 2018

Drug-smuggling tunnel from Mexico to abandoned KFC in Arizona discovered

Drug-smuggling tunnel from Mexico to abandoned KFC in Arizona discovered

Drug-smuggling tunnel from Mexico to abandoned KFC in Arizona discovered

US authorities have discovered a drug-smuggling tunnel leading from a house in Mexico to an abandoned KFC in Arizona. The building's owner, thought to be a cartel member, has been arrested

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

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