According to an article in the local paper Crystal Meth has arrived on the islands shores. Here is a copy of the article, which first appeared in the Jersey Evening Post (JEP):
Dangerous drug now in Jersey
By Anthony Lewis
CRYSTAL meth, the illegal drug said to be more addictive and damaging than heroin, has arrived in Jersey.
Addicts attending Alcohol and Drugs Service sessions have recently admitted taking it, prompting fears that the drug, also known as ‘ice’, will get a foothold in the Island. A UK policeman co-opted onto a European working party about the drug has warned the JEP about the potential devastation that could be caused in Jersey if its use and manufacture grows here. Crystal meth is a powerful type of amphetamine which was recently reclassified in the UK from a class B to a class A drug - a move which Jersey is now expected to follow and which will give the courts greater sentencing powers. It is hugely damaging to users - it can age them years in a matter of months - but is also a danger to others. It can also be made in domestic kitchens from readily available products but is highly volatile and can cause explosions, while it also gives off cancer-causing waste products including phosgene, which has been used as a poison gas in wars.
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