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Just before her 21st birthday, Mary was given an unusual gift: addiction

It is hard to find a woman in a relationship with anyone on ice who hasn’t been violently abused, say experts. Credit: just before her 21st birthday, Mary* was given an unusual gift – addiction. “My boyfriend of the time gave me my first injection of ice,” Mary, a pseudonym, told a special inquiry into the drug ice and other amphetamines. Her violent boyfriend, who was addicted to ice, had been trying to get her […]

People Are Overdosing on Wasp Spray in West Virginia as an alternative to methamphetamine

  Several people in a county in West Virginia recently overdosed from wasp spray, which they used as an alternative to methamphetamine, according to news reports. Police in Boone County say they’ve seen a rise in residents abusing wasp spray to achieve a meth-like high, according to local news outlet WCHS. The practice is believed to have played a role in three overdoses in the county last week, WCHS reported. “People are making a synthetic […]

6 People Arrested After Largest US-Australian Meth Seizure in History

Australian police have arrested six people after what authorities say was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine, or ice, in the United States. This photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows an officer extracting methamphetamine from a loudspeaker on Jan. 11, 2019 at the Los Angeles-Long Beach seaport. Australian police arrested six people after what authorities said Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 was the largest single seizure of methamphetamine in the United States and […]

CRYSTAL METH DRUG BUST: $8m worth of ice found inside industrial gear

A MAN has been charged after $8 million of ice was found concealed in a consignment of industrial equipment addressed to a business on the Central Coast.NSW Australia Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Organised Crime Squad established Strike Force Gilbulla to investigate the importation and supply of methylamphetamine. Following extensive inquiries, strike force investigators, assisted by Northern Region Operations Support Group and the Public Order and Riot Squad, executed six search warrants at properties […]

Senior Motorbike Gang Member Charged after a Meth Drug Lab was Discovered in a Disused Bus

The national sergeant-at-arms of the Finks outlaw motorcycle gang has been arrested after police raids uncovered more than 85kg of drugs, hydrogen chloride gas cylinders and a clandestine crystal meth drug lab in a disused bus on a rural property in NSW. Martin Klein, 35, was arrested by Strike Force Creswell investigators early on Wednesday evening after he attended a storage cage in residential car park in Kellyville Ridge that was the subject of a […]

Meth, coke and oil: A drug bonanza in the Texas shale patch USA.

MIDLAND, Texas (Reuters) – When Joe Forsythe returned to the West Texas oilfields last year after a stint in a drug rehab facility, he figured he had beaten his addiction to methamphetamine. The 32-year-old rig worker and equipment handler lasted about a year before relapsing. “It’s easy to get back into that mentality,” said Forsythe, of Midland, Texas, who said he no longer uses drugs after several stints in rehab since 2015. “I’d work 24 […]

Ice deliveries cost less than pizza on the Sunshine Coast Qld Australia

Children of ice parents addicted to ice suffer severe neglect Rate of hospital admissions increases 20-fold in Queensland Dealers halve price of deadly ice ICE deliveries cheaper than pizza is ensuring the war on drugs wages on across the Sunshine Coast. It’s not just troubled youths using either, with lawyers, doctors and surgeons among the professionals becoming addicted as they cope with trauma, or deal with work pressures, The Sunshine Coast Daily reports. Anecdotally, cocaine […]

This teacher is the poster child for saying no to hard drugs

A TEACHER in Oklahoma already accused of bringing heroin and dozens of needles into her second-grade classroom is now facing additional charges in connection with the young students in her care. Megan Sloan, 27, was arrested on May 1 after another teacher at Holmes Park Elementary in Sapulpa reported finding Sloan discussing heroin and pawning school property on her Facebook account, which she left open on a computer, the Tulsa World reports. Police later went […]

Lance Rhodes pleads guilty to murdering his mother and a child in ice-fuelled rage

Fuelled by ice Lance Rhodes arrived at the Lalor Park home he shared with his mother, Linda Adams, and niece Hayley Rhodes, just before 11pm on September 8, 2015. “We’re going to have fun tonight,” he said to Hayley, then 19. Lance Rhodes outside the NSW Supreme Court on Friday. Photo: Nine News The teenager said, “whatever” and went back to her bedroom, unaware of the horror that was about to follow. About five minutes later, Hayley […]

Record huge haul: 900kg of ice worth $900m found in Chinese floorboard shipment

Authorities are calling it Australia’s largest seizure of ice, and the drugs – all 903 kilograms of it – was found in floorboards. The drugs, which police say are valued at almost $900 million, were seized when a suspect shipment of floorboards from China was found in a nondescript warehouse in Melbourne’s outer east. The drugs had been hidden between the wooden slats. It’s believed a Chinese organised crime syndicate was behind the importation and […]

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