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Friday, 7 March 2014

"If You Must Take Drugs, Stick To The Safe Stuff"

Fresh warning over 'legal highs'

There's a new warning from Jersey Police over the dangers of so-called ‘legal highs’. 

It comes after a 15-year-old boy was charged with possessing Class B drugs.

It's alleged the teenager bought the drug, called Pandora, off of the internet. It however, contained a cocktail of illegal substances.

In a separate and unrelated case, a 40-year-old man was also found in possession of similar psychoactive substances.

For many months, officials in Jersey have been warning islanders that the term ‘legal highs’ does not make sense. They say they should instead be called ‘New Psychoactive Substances’ as there is no way of knowing what the drugs contain. 

Detective Chief Inspector Chris Beechey said, “In the eyes of the law, ignorance is no excuse and to have a charge of drug possession on your record has the potential to destroy everything you have worked for. 

“Aside from that, there are also the health implications that you have no idea what you are putting into your body and the effects.”

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