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  1. chillinwill
    Seventeen people tested positive for drugs during a weekend crackdown in Aberdeen, police have said.

    Officers using a special scanner tested more than 600 revellers for cocaine, MDMA and mephedrone at pubs and clubs in the city.

    Mephedrone - commonly known as MCAT or bubbles - is a legal high recently banned in Aberdeen bars and clubs.

    A total of five bags of what was suspected to be mephedrone were recovered.

    Grampian Police Sgt David Bremner, who led the operation for the city centre unit, said: "This was a highly successful operation and underlines the force's zero tolerance approach to drugs."

    He added: "Although mephedrone is not yet a controlled substance, its effects are similar to other controlled stimulants like cocaine.

    "The effects of mephedrone are unpredictable, especially when combined with other drugs or alcohol. Just because it's legal doesn't make it safe."

    Mephedrone is sold on the internet as a plant feeder.

    March 8, 2010
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/north_east/8555872.stm

Comments

  1. Birkill
    So why the fudge are they claiming the whole things a sucsess by confiscating chemicals that are and even say in the article completely legal therefore no crimes have taken place for them to say that theyve had a sucsessfull night of crimebusting! Init!
  2. Burgersoft777
    Your right, and of course by going public with this "good news" they have alerted even more people to the existence of this perfectly legal drug, which they helpfully compare to cocaine.
  3. Birkill
    Cocaine!!!??? Much much better then coke and at a fraction of the price, this drug has abso-fukin-lutly exploded down this turkeys flight path and people just cant believe how this chemical is legal but anyday now you nose that news is coming..........
  4. fanyovsky
    But it does make it outside of your jurisdiction - you equine idiot.
    DF, members - please note the details below and write to Sergeant Bremner or call him to explain the notion of jurisdiction and legality.

    City Centre Neighbourhood Sergeant

    Sergeant David Bremner (8416)
    City Centre Unit
    Neighbourhood & Partnerships
    Force Headquarters
    Queen Street
    Aberdeen
    AB10 1ZA

    Tel: 0845 600 5 700
  5. Mr. Mojo Risin
    Banned how? By the city? By the clubs?

    How did they scan for these drugs? Did they just run up and test people for them? Using what? I doubt it but if they did wouldn't this also be a violation of your legal rights? Don't they have to have probable cause? They don't mention any, just the fact that they scanned for 'em. Of course I am operating on US laws, but I understand they are fairly similar.
  6. Terrapinzflyer
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