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  1. chillinwill
    A Fife councillor has issued a warning over the dangers of a recreational drug he believes is being manufactured in Dundee.

    St Andrews councillor Bill Sangster said today he wanted to alert young people and their parents to the potential dangers of the drug, which has appeared on the scene in Fife.

    He said, “This drug is being sold cheaply and it is innocently called ‘Bubbles’. It sells for around £4 a time and is portrayed as a legal drug.

    “However, I have been made aware that this information is untrue. It is illegal, harmful and can become addictive.”

    Bubbles, according to information given to Councillor Sangster, are being produced in Dundee for distribution throughout Tayside and into Fife.

    According to the Levenmouth-based Drug and Alcohol Project Ltd., the mixture in the capsules is produced in varying colours to signify its composition and strength, although cocaine is believed to be the main ingredient.

    Capsules are broken and the contents are snorted, placed on to the eyeball, or swallowed by the user, who experiences an immediate high described as mix between ecstasy and LSD.

    Councillor Sangster said he understood that it is being hailed as the new craze amongst the student fraternity within Dundee and is being widely abused, in particular by teenagers.

    Recent enforcement action in Tayside has resulted in the recovery of two Bubble capsules which were examined via fast track analysis and identified as being 0.191 grams of mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone), which it not a controlled substance.

    Further recoveries are also being fast tracked through the analysis process, but are still pending.

    Councillor Sangster, who is also chairman of the St Andrews and District Safety Panel, added, “I would also ask parents and others to be vigilant and if suspicious contact the Fife Constabulary drugs hotline.

    “The more help the police get the quicker they can deal with it.”

    Fife police spokesman Detective Chief Inspector Graham Seath, head of Fife’s drug squad, said, “We are aware of a developing pattern concerning this type of drug, but its relatively recent emergence makes any assessment of user numbers difficult to gauge.

    “There is a strong possibility that constituents used in the manufacture of this drug may be illegal and come under the realms of current drug legislation.”

    October 22, 2009
    Telegraph
    http://www.eveningtelegraph.co.uk/output/2009/10/22/story13989346t0.shtm

Comments

  1. Abrad
    WTF???
    This is possibly the worst piece of journalism I have seen. First it says that the main ingredient is cocaine and then contradicts itself saying it was found to contain mephedrone.

    Very much doubt it's manufactured in the UK when it can be imported from good 'ol China for next to nothing.
  2. Combination
    Placing mephedrone on your eyeball.....

    Maybe Steve-O would do it :D
  3. Alfa
    Hahaha!!

    The journalist has completely misunderstood what 'eyeball' means. Instead of guessing a dose by looking at it, the journalist thinks its placed on the eye. There's the Telegraph for ya!
  4. Joe Duffy
    The scary thing is now I can imagine some not so bright individual actually placing some mephedrone onto their eyeballs because they heard about it in a so-called newspaper!
  5. Frenzal
    Wow, this reads like it was typed by a group of monkeys chained to a typewriter.

    According to the Levenmouth-based Drug and Alcohol Project Ltd., the mixture in the capsules is produced in varying colours to signify its composition and strength, although cocaine is believed to be the main ingredient.

    Capsules are broken and the contents are snorted, placed on to the eyeball, or swallowed by the user, who experiences an immediate high described as mix between ecstasy and LSD.


    What the hell.

    I wish I had something constructive to add, but I'm flabbergasted.

    It's not like Hunter S. just got published the other day, how can journalists be so dangerously removed from their subject?
  6. MrG
    That is the worst misunderstanding of 'eyeballing' I've ever read!

    Would somebody please be so kind as to e-mail the editor of this local rag and highlight where they are dangerously misinforming their readership. All it will take is for some teenager to hear that mephedrone can be placed on the eyeball and, sure enough, 'some teenager' will try it.

    But as for the claim that 'bubbles' main ingredient is cocaine and then to state that testing shows it to be mephedrone is retarded, even for a journalist.
  7. LicktheShade
    They say its cocaine, then 4mmc, but they describe the high as a mix between ecstasy and lsd... which, to me, sounds alot like one of the 2c's.
    AFOAF lives in dundee, I should ask them to try and find one of these 'bubbles' and tell us what it really is...!

    Also I laughed so hard at the eyeball thing. Whoever decides to put 4mmc on their eyeball is gonna have a great time, I'm sure XD
  8. Alfa
  9. kailey_elise
    But the best part is that the article goes on to say that "Bubbles" has been tested and determined to be mephedrone...after they say it's cocaine! Did NO ONE proof-read this article?!?! D00D, all drugs aren't the same (meph & coke feel like E & LSD!) - that's why there are different drugs! *sheesh*

    Totally agreed. I started laughing as soon as I got to 'cocaine's being manufactured in the UK' & caused my husband to come over to the computer due to my cackling when I got to 'placed onto the eyeball'! ;)

    A £xxx dose of freshly-synthed in the UK cocaine that also feels like LSD might be interesting to see, heh heh heh.

    ~Kailey
  10. jamesc81
    Typical media idiots, Swim had heard mephedrone being marketed as "bubbles" recently but failed to see the connection with the name. It was coming from scotland too but swims friend said it was £xxxx a gram which is cheap for meph even wholesale. Thanks this helped swim solve this intricate jigsaw puzzle.
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