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  1. enquirewithin
    <H1>Ecstasy moves out of the nightclubs and into the hands of 10-year-olds
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    <H2>The drug that epitomised the acid house scene of the late 1980s is now being taken 20 at a time by children to relieve the boredom and trauma of their everyday lives. Sophie Goodchild, and Andrew Johnson reveal the trend </H2>
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    They are known on the street as "sweeties" and that is what ecstasy pills have almost literally become for a new breed of user.


    Disturbing research among pupils excluded from school has revealed that children as young as 10 are buying them with pocket money.


    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article311809.ece
    <H1>Revealed: children of 10 hooked on ecstasy
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    <H3>By Sophie Goodchild, Home Affairs Correspondent </H3>
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    Children as young as 10 are becoming hooked on 50p-a-pill ecstasy tablets in a disturbing new trend fuelled by rock-bottom prices.


    Drug action teams are reporting that the drug, once favoured by clubbers, is now so cheap that schoolchildren are bingeing on as many as 20 pills at a time.</DIV></DIV>


    http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article311810.ece</DIV></DIV>Edited by: enquirewithin

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  1. enquirewithin
    <DIV ="linestory">Children sold 'Harry Potter' ecstasy pills
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    <DIV ="caption">The ecstasy pills were called "Harry Potters"
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    <DIV ="text">Police in the United States have uncovered a drug smuggling ring they say targeted children by stamping Harry Potter's image on ecstasy pills.


    New York detectives discovered 400,000 tablets worth $6m bearing the image of the popular children's hero.


    "These Harry Potter brands are targeting a young audience," a special agent with the US Drug Enforcement Administration told the agency.
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    The pills were sold for $15 each, allegedly to children as young as 12.


    Fourteen people were charged on Wednesday in connection with the operation.


    If convicted, those responsible for the ring could face a 20-year prison sentence and a $1m fine.


    The drug smugglers are thought to have been recruited in the Dominican Republic, Spain and the US.


    Apparently they either put the drugs bought in Holland in pellets which they would swallow or hid them under tight clothing when passing through customs.


    Authorities say some of the couriers would continue to the Dominican Republic where they would be given cocaine to smuggle into Europe, reported Associated Press.


    The charges have been brought after a six-month investigation by US and Spanish authorities.


    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/2684937.stm</DIV>


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  2. antigenesis
    ...and we wonder why drugs are illegal... :sigh:
  3. BrugmansiaBrujo
    Yea, but . . .



    It's OK for some school districts in the USA to mandate ALL children in
    attendance take Ritalin or other ADD drug, even if they have not been
    diagnosed as such.



    "E" is not too far removed chemically from speed. So in a way, I
    wonder why they are trippin about this, why they care. It's kinda
    hypocritical in a way.



    Unneccessary psychoactive drugs forced upon kids by the state is OK, but coming from the street vendor it isn't?[​IMG]
  4. enquirewithin
    I am not sure how much credence I would give to these articles. I just posted them becasue I thought they were, well, interesting.


    This kind of thing makes good sensational news stories, but they seem short of actual facts.


    The so-called sources of information are 'police in the US,' 'research' and 'drug action teams'-- no hard facts here.Edited by: enquirewithin
  5. Nature Boy
    Yeah, that story reeks of BS.
  6. markdahman
    Wow now im laughing! thx man u just made my day!
  7. bman1
    swim doubts a harry poter press meant it was intended for sale to
    children. Are all felix sheets intended for the same children?

    and watch out for the tempary tatoos.



    definatly seems like hyped up bs. Trying to scare parents and
    fill up some news space. Swim is not saying kids do not do drugs
    but that story needs a bit more evidence and research
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