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  1. chillinwill
    Mother's warning as yet ANOTHER teenage girl dies of suspected meow meow overdose

    An 18-year-old girl is feared to be Britain's latest victim of the killer legal drug mephedrone.

    Joslyne Marie Cockburn was found dead at around 8.30am on Sunday following a night out with friends.

    In the days leading up to her death, she is believed to have increased her use of the plant fertiliser, also known as meow meow and M-cat.

    Joslyne's devastated mother Jacqueline Cockburn said her daughter had dabbled with the toxic substance despite the efforts of her friends to stop her.

    A post-mortem has so far proved inconclusive, and toxicology reports are taking place.

    It is still unclear what caused her tragic death but it is believed she died of a suspected drugs overdose.

    Miss Cockburn, 35, from Newcastle, urged others not to use the so-called 'legal highs' and called for a ban of the substance.

    She said: 'She was so happy, friendly, bubbly, loving and fun. She loved being around people and she was very generous.

    'We were so close - she was like my sister and I miss her so much. She was thoughtful and she was always there for you.

    'Her friends had told us that she was using mephedrone and they had tried to stop her.

    'If there's one thing that needs to come out of this then it's that others should not use these drugs - no-one should go through this.

    'She had so much to look forward to, and now that's been taken away from her.'

    Mephedrone, believed to be more addictive than Ecstasy, is available in stores for as little as £2 a hit.

    Police forces have called for the drug to be outlawed so they can clamp down on dealers after the deaths of six people - including - Bacon factory worker Lois Waters, 24, this week - were linked to the drug.

    Joslyne was discovered at an address in West Denton on Sunday morning.

    She was not breathing, and frantic efforts were carried out to wake her before paramedics were called and battled to save her life.

    She died at Newcastle General Hospital and police were immediately called to launch an investigation.
    Miss Cockburn, who lives with Joslyne's step-father, Bill Main, 40, a bricklayer, and her other children, Brooke, 14, Samantha, 12, and Shane, four, said: 'I'm angry, but I'm going through all the emotions.

    'At first I was in denial, and then police arrived to ask me to identify the body.

    'I just wanted to run away and I didn't want to listen. I was determined that it wouldn't be my Joslyne, but when I arrived it was my baby. It was our baby.

    'No-one should have to go identify their daughter's body. It's a real fear that this drug took her life.

    'We need to make sure no-one else dies, and I'm hoping we can help save one other person.'

    Miss Cockburn said she did not believe her daughter was using any other drugs.

    'She was a healthy girl who had no problems, this shouldn't have happened,' she said.

    'She was naive and she was influenced into taking drugs. It makes me angry.'

    Joslyne's father, James Brown, 42, said: 'The whole family is devastated. We loved her so much.'

    Granmother Pat Harris, 69, said: 'Her friends are devastated. We are all in shock because she was so beautiful.

    'She rang her me and her dad every day just to make sure we were OK.'

    Joslyne had hoped to become a hairdresser and had recently enrolled on a hair and beauty course in Newcastle.

    Her boyfriend of 18-months, Wayne Noble paid an emotional tribute and said she would never be forgotten.

    The 24-year-old said: 'It's really difficult right now but I want people to know that she will always be loved. I will never forget her.'

    Joslyne's friend Beverly Brebner also paid tribute to the 'genuine, kind and loving' teenager.

    The 21-year-old said: 'I will miss her so much. She had done so much for me.'

    A police spokeswoman said: 'At 9.20am on Sunday, March 21, police received a report of the sudden death of an 18-year-old woman in Newcastle General Hospital. A report has been prepared for the coroner.'

    March 26, 2010
    Daily Mail
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...nager-dies-suspected-mephedrone-overdose.html

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  1. chillinwill
    Mum of Meow Meow drug 'victim No7' in emotional plea to ban drug

    The devastated mother of a teenager believed to be the latest victim of legal high meow meow yesterday demanded a ban.


    Jacqueline Cockburn, whose daughter Joslyne Marie, 18, died after a night out, said: "This drug mephedrone is a killer and it needs to be banned before another young person loses their life."

    Also known as M-cat, it is sold legally as plant fertiliser but has been linked to seven deaths. Jacqueline, 35, added: "It's disgusting it is still legal. The Government must act. It's just a matter of time before someone else's child dies.

    "There is so much mephedrone flooding the streets it will be a matter of days, not weeks. It only costs £2 a go.

    "Her friends had told us that she was using mephe-drone and they had tried to stop her. It is a real fear this drug took her life.

    "I am angry. No one should have to identify their daughter's body."

    Joslyne, of Newcastle, died on Sunday. Described as "loving and bubbly", she wanted to be a hairdresser and was about to take a training course. Boyfriend Wayne Noble said she would "never be forgotten".

    Pm Gordon Brown has vowed to ban mephedrone if experts recommend the move.

    The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs is considering it as an "absolute priority".

    By Jeremy Armstrong
    March 26, 2010
    Mirror
    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-st...n-emotional-plea-to-ban-drug-115875-22139685/
  2. Dan_drone
    More addictive than ecstacy ? thats like claiming its more addictive than toast. proper MDMA is personally one of the least addictive substances swim has encountered personally. and swim would love to know where you can get it for 2 pound a hit. the misinformation and ignorance in the media at the moment surrounding the whole mephedrone and drugs issue really grinds my gears in the words of peter griffin. personnally ive read in some papers that it is an actual legitamte plant fertiliser sold at garden centers and that kids just buy it over the counter from there local B and Q.
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