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New Hampshire Police, DEA Collaborate In New Drug Initiative

Spurred by the recent rise in fatal drug overdoses in New Hampshire, regional law enforcement agencies are participating in a new initiative to gather more timely and accurate reports of overdoses that can be used to better track drug suppliers.

Source: www.fosters.com

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

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

RCMP Warn Of Fentanyl: The Most Potent And Dangerous Opioid Drug

The Town of Banff, Banff RCMP and Alberta Health Services are warning young people in the community about the dangers of fentanyl, after the illicit drug was suspected of claiming one Banffite’s life and putting another in hospital in serious condition.

Source: www.thecragandcanyon.ca

Police Dog Sniffs Out Drugs Hidden In Marker Pens During Palm Beach Raid

Drugs hidden inside permanent marker-style pens were no match for a drug dog that helped police in a raid at Palm Beach this morning.

Detectives from Taskforce Latro South enlisted the help of the dog during the raid and uncovered drugs believed to be amphetamines, cocaine and heroin.

Source: www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au

Sheriff’s Office Stressing Tougher Drug Enforcement – Sevier County, Utah

Since the beginning of the year, the Sevier County Sheriff’s Office has approached drug related offenses with a new emphasis.

“I’ve told my deputies to do whatever it takes to track them [drug offenses] down,” said Sevier County Sheriff Nate Curtis. “They’ve really stepped up their game.”

Source: www.richfieldreaper.com

Methamphetamine Users Putting Police Lives At Risk

Superintendent Wayne Starling fears it is only a matter of time before a police officer is seriously injured or killed by someone under the influence of the drug ice. 

“Drugs are a major problem throughout society and ice is a major part of that at the moment,” the Lake Illawarra Area Commander said.

Last week former Victoria Police commissioner Ken Lay was selected to head up a new “National Ice Taskforce”, with state and federal governments to develop a “National Ice Action Strategy”…

Source: www.illawarramercury.com.au