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  1. chillinwill
    Upto 2 Year Prison Sentence and £5000 Fine for Those Caught in Possession of Plant Food

    With Mephedrone set to become illegal as of tomorrow the Island's Police Force have been gearing up for the change.

    If you are caught in possession of the substance, or found guilty of importing it you could face a £5000 fine and upto 2 years imprisonment.

    MHK Bill Malarkey from the Department of Home Affairs has said now this has been outlawed work will continue on seeking out other legal highs slipping through the net.

    He also told 3FM about the work the Police have done to train the sniffer dogs to be able to detect the substance.

    March 31, 2010
    3FM
    http://www.three.fm/newscentre/isle-of-man-news/mephedrone-to-be-made-illegal-tomorrow-1257

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  1. Terrapinzflyer
    Isle of Man sniffer dogs to detect mephedrone
    Police sniffer dogs in the Isle of Man have been trained how to detect the drug mephedrone.

    From Thursday, the drug will be illegal on the island under an amendment to the Medicines Act 2003.

    Mephedrone was known as a legal high and police, who were limited in what action they could take, have welcomed the new legislation from Tynwald.

    Det Insp Terry Stephen described it as one of the most dangerous drugs in circulation.
    Officers from the Drug Trafficking Unit have warned UK-based suppliers who may post the drug to the island about the change in legislation.

    "Mephedrone is undoubtedly one of the most dangerous drugs in circulation at the moment," said Mr Stephen.

    "Some people have mistakenly believed that something that is known as a 'legal high' must be safe to use.

    "Nothing could have been further from the truth as has been illustrated recently by a significant number of deaths throughout the United Kingdom which are linked to mephedrone.

    Wednesday, 31 March 2010 07:00 UK
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/isle_of_man/8595891.stm
  2. chrisahx
    Since "Isle of Man" is NOT part of the United Kingdom, is this news relevant? Is there some indication that this move will be followed by the UK? SWIM didn't even know what "mephedrone" was until a couple weeks ago when he kept seeing it on this forum and thought it was meperidine and wondered why all the new interest in demerol. LOL. This substance isn't even well known in the USA much less popular. It appears that the only way anyone can obtain it here is to order it directly from the UK and have it shipped. Obviously there are companies in the UK importing it from China and then selling it there. Its curious that if this substance is so great, that there hasn't been even the slightest interest in the USA, since if there were, it would most likely be imported directly or attempted to be reproduced here.
  3. Terrapinzflyer
    :confused: While Isloe of Mann is "self governing" it is considered "british isle" and unless I am mistaken Queen Elizabeth IS the head of state. It is seperate from the UK but very tightly linked.

    and both news stories here refer to the isle of man :confused:
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