11-year-olds 'selling mephedrone to younger pupils'

By chillinwill · Nov 30, 2009 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    Schoolchildren as young as 11 are selling the potentially lethal drug mephedrone to fellow pupils, according to the mother of a young woman who died after taking another 'legal high'.

    Maryon Stewart, whose 21-year-old daughter Hester died after taking GBL in April, said websites were making "as much as £100,000 per week" from selling mephedrone, a white powder more commonly known as "miaow miaow" or MCAT.

    Last week mephedrone was linked to the death of 14-year-old schoolgirl Gabrielle Price, who allegedly took it with ketamine at a friend's house in Brighton. She suffered a heart attack and later died.

    Mrs Stewart has written to Alan Johnson, the Home Secretary, urging him to ban it immediately. She said he could do so within 90 minutes using a Parliamentary statutory instrument.

    She went on: "The mission statement of the Home Office is to 'Protect the People' but right now young people in the UK are extremely vulnerable, being exposed to the real possibility of needless death and loss of dear family and friends.

    "This is an outrage which must be urgently addressed."

    Mephedrone is a stimulant that can produce similar effects in users as MDMA and Ecstasy, which are both illegal. Websites are offering it from just £5 a gram

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists said it has started to see patients suffering from psychosis resulting from taking mephedrone.

    Although it is usually illegal to sell, supply or advertise 'legal high' drugs under medicines legislation, website suppliers often get around the law by describing them as "plant food" or "research chemicals".

    Last month legislation was passed to finally make GBL and synthetic cannabinoid’s – known as 'spice' – illegal.

    The ban will come into force before Christmas – 18 months after the Government's chief drugs adviser called for a ban.

    But anti-drug campaigners claim it does not go far enough because it does not ban other party drugs, including mephedrone, which are already banned in other countries including Sweden and Israel.

    A Home Office spokesman said: "The ACMD are looking into it as a priority as part of their review into legal highs. They will report back next year and their advice will inform our response to these substances."

    By Stephen Adams
    November 30, 2009

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  1. Makesmefeelbig
    Um... can any experts on UK law confirm whether this is true? SWIM is a bit worried now, if public outcry regarding mephedrone continues to grow at a its current rate he can see this happening worryingly soon...
  2. ianzombie
    I remember a time that the press would talk about dealers going to schools to push their wares on impressionable young kids, now it looks like people will have to go to the schools to buy from the kids.

    The scare mongering business is alive and well.
  3. chillinwill
    Yes it is. The news articles regarding the UK legal highs has certainly picked up in the past week or two. I only see this getting worse and worse.
  4. Tony Williams
    11 year olds selling drugs now - geez that's messed. I was at home playing on my SNES back then.
  5. Amphetarize
    Haha, could you imagine buying drugs off an 11 year old? It'd be weird as hell.

    I'm getting the image of some little twerp in a hoodie trying to act gangsta or something.
  6. DaniSpain

    i would slap him in the face take his drugs and tell him "shame on you, i´ll tell your mommy".

    when i was that old i was playing game boy... or some young boy shit.

    but well dealing drugs with 11 and having kids with 13 or 14 it seems reallity now...
    Sad World.
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