Dangerous drugs warning


Hospital staff are warning islanders about dangerous drugs going around jersey.

Jersey Police and the Health and Social Services Department are warning islanders about a 'particularly toxic' batch of new psychoactive drugs circulating Jersey.

Arrests have been made relating to the supply of the drugs and a number of people have been left seriously ill in hospital.

Director of Jersey's Drug and Alcohol Service, Michael Gafoor said: "These drugs may lead to severe paranoia, confusion, aggressive and highly irrational behaviour and their effects can be particularly harmful in tandem with alcohol and other stimulants, putting users at even greater risk.

"There is no guarantees about the purity of such products, nor any way of knowing whether they actually contain the ingredients mentioned on packaging or by those who sell them."

In 2012 a 19 year-old man died in Jersey after taking Benzo Fury - which used to be classed as a 'legal high' but is now a Class B drug.

Jersey Police, Detective Chief Inspector, Chris Beechey said: "There is mounting evidence that these products can kill and they are being manufactured and sold without any testing regime or knowledge of the adverse effects on the human body."

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Posted By: roger phlegm, trinity on 25-Nov-2013
"they are being manufactured and sold without any testing regime or knowledge of the adverse effects on the human body" That's because they are entirely unregulated (or "illegal" as those who wish to continue allowing drug dealers to monopolise the trade put it).

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