Tag Archives: methamphetamine

Out of Control Meth Addict Involved In Docklands Shootout With Victoria Police Jailed

An unemployed ice addict had “watched too many gangster movies” when he pointed a loaded gun at a police officer during a dramatic confrontation in a Docklands car park before he was shot, a court has heard.

Source: www.theage.com.au

Spread Of Methamphetamine Wipes Out Other Drugs From Market, NT Police Say

Crystal methamphetamine has such a strong grip on the Territory other drugs have almost completely disappeared from the market, police say. Deputy Commissioner Mark Payne said with the exception of cannabis, the explosive growth of crystal meth – or ice – had seen it absorb all other hard drug markets in the Territory…

Source: www.news.com.au

Meth Abuse Tasmania’s Top Crime Issue As Police Launch Week Long Anti-crime Campaign

Methamphetamine use is named the number one concern for Tasmanian authorities during this week’s Crime Stoppers awareness campaign.

Ice abuse, property damage and stolen goods are the top-three targets in a week-long intelligence gathering campaign conducted by Crime Stoppers, in conjunction with Tasmania Police.

Police commissioner Darren Hine said drug crimes often led to other criminal activity and warned people to watch out for suspicious behaviour in suburban areas.

Source: www.abc.net.au

Maitland NSW Addicts Pay For Meth With Sex

Ice addiction is driving people in the Maitland area to trade the drug for sexual favours online.

Mercury investigation has uncovered a classified advertisement website where people refer to ice as “sweet puff”.

There were more than 100 listings for puff in the Hunter Region on the website in a two month period, most too explicit to print.

Website users from the Hunter Valley stated they had “sweet puff” and “wikid shards” for sale.

The posts from website users in Maitland were more salacious, with many looking for a “puff and play” which refers to a sexual encounter swapped for ice.

“It is illegal to possess and use drugs however you pay for them,” Central Hunter crime manager Detective Inspector John Zdrilic said.

“I have heard there are websites like this that exist, but I have not received any reports of them.

“We have a cyber crime unit which looks at those things and is constantly looking and reviewing sites engaging in criminal activity.”

Inspector Zdrilic said the primary concern with such websites was the possession and supply of illicit drugs.

“The other side of it would be more significant if it involved a child,” he said.

“But what people do with their own bodies, is their business.”

The findings point to a bigger issue – an ice epidemic.

Source: www.maitlandmercury.com.au

New South Wales Police Finds Firearms, Ammo And Meth In A Car After A Pursuit

Near Cessnock on Friday, police seized a shortened .22 calibre firearm with a scope and torch attached, ammunition, bags containing a crystal substance police allege to be methamphetamine (Ice), and an amount of cash.

The man was taken to Maitland Police Station and charged with possession of unauthorised firearm, supply prohibited drug, police pursuit – not stop – drive recklessly (Skye’s Law), goods in personal custody suspected being stolen, driving motor vehicle during disqualification period.

Source: www.maitlandmercury.com.au

Australian Workers Breaking Bad To Get Ahead: Using Meth At Work

Methamphetamine is the new target of Australia’s police and drug agents as the country wrestles with an “ice epidemic.”

But despite the devastating effects, some are even turning to the drug to give them an edge in their professional pursuits. With the high pressure and fast paced environment of many workplaces, a competitive advantage can be appealing. No matter how extreme.

Source: www.perthnow.com.au

Methamphetamine Fueled Motorcycle Hoon Crashes Into Police Car

A serial hoon and ice-affected driver came off second best when he crashed a stolen motorcycle he was riding into a police car.

Cameron Brereton, 29, of Summit Ave, Belmont, still had his right arm in a brace when he pleaded guilty in Geelong Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday to charges including driving at a speed dangerous and dangerous driving.

He also pleaded guilty to drug driving, reckless conduct endangering serious injury, car theft and theft.

Source: www.geelongadvertiser.com.au

Police Officers Forced To Deal With Ice Users Are Victims Too

Police officers forced to deal with ice users at their worst are also becoming victims, as addicts suffer violent reactions while withdrawing from the drug.

Wangaratta local area commander, Acting Inspector Garry Barton, said police are training in how to combat drug users and will debrief if there is an incident involving local officers…

Source: wangarattachronicle.com.au

Sunshine Coast Ice Dealer Feels Guilty, Walks Into Police Station and Confesses

A Sunshine Coast man says he confessed to drug trafficking because he felt guilty.

A man who walked into Sunshine Coast police station and admitted he sold up to $100,000 worth of meth over nearly four years is facing a significant stretch behind bars.

Source: www.brisbanetimes.com.au

Ed: did he mistake police station for church?