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Clubbers get CSI-style drugs test
Youngsters arriving at a Telford nightclub were tested with a revolutionary new drug-busting machine before they were allowed through the doors.
The CSI-style machine, which could soon be used on a regular basis in the town, can detect the slightest trace of substances like heroin, cocaine, speed and ecstasy within seconds.
Three hundred people were tested when the equipment was set up outside the Co Co Lounge in Oakengates last night, with 47 giving a positive reading.
No arrests were made.
Town councillor Stephen Reece, who had gone along for a fact-finding visit, was the first to give a positive result.
Swabs from his hands showed a high level of heroin — and he was escorted away by police for a search.
No drugs were found on Councillor Reece, an instructor at RAF Cosford.