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Heroin bust in Dickson

By 21 March 2012 12

Members from ACT Policing’s Drug Investigation Team have seized a quantity of illicit substances after a search warrant was executed on a vehicle in Dickson yesterday afternoon (20 March).
During the warrant, police located and seized a quantity of an illicit substance suspected to be heroin, with an estimated street value of $3,000. Also seized during the warrant was a small quantity of an amphetamine type substance, prescription medication and a sum of cash.

Police conducted a second warrant at an address in Watson where drug paraphernalia and a number of mobile phones were seized.

The 45-year-old Watson woman who resides at the house is expected to be summonsed to appear in court at a later date.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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12 Responses to Heroin bust in Dickson
#1
kezzafezza2:42 pm, 21 Mar 12

My husband and I saw this yesterday in the Dickson Woolies carpark and wondered what was happening. An unmarked police car has parked the suspects car in and there were several plain clothed coppers talking to a lady, and searching the car

#2
Fender3:17 pm, 21 Mar 12

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

#3
rosscoact3:53 pm, 21 Mar 12

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

Richard Branson did a piece a few months ago on the Portugese experience where they decriminalised drug possession in 2001. http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/blog/time-to-end-the-war-on-drugs

I haven’t been motivated enough to check on the statistics presented but at face value it does seem to make a great deal of sense

#4
Tooks4:11 pm, 21 Mar 12

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

There’s already money being spent on treatment and education. But I guess if the laws are relaxed and more people take it, we’ll need to spend much more.

#5
Jim Jones4:23 pm, 21 Mar 12

Tooks said :

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

There’s already money being spent on treatment and education. But I guess if the laws are relaxed and more people take it, we’ll need to spend much more.

Yeah, because strict laws stop people taking drugs. We all know how effective strict laws are, don’t we kids!

If only we had some more strict laws, well golly, then no-one would ever take drugs, surely.

#6
Tooks4:54 pm, 21 Mar 12

Jim Jones said :

Tooks said :

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

There’s already money being spent on treatment and education. But I guess if the laws are relaxed and more people take it, we’ll need to spend much more.

Yeah, because strict laws stop people taking drugs. We all know how effective strict laws are, don’t we kids!

If only we had some more strict laws, well golly, then no-one would ever take drugs, surely.

And legalisation would stop people taking drugs? Riiiight. Works well for those other legal drugs, nicotine and alcohol.

I’ve mentioned before on other drug threads that there is no perfect solution to the drug problem. I don’t think the war on drugs is THE answer, but nor is legalisation.

#7
Ben_Dover4:54 pm, 21 Mar 12

Tooks said :

There’s already money being spent on treatment and education. But I guess if the laws are relaxed and more people take it, we’ll need to spend much more.

Why can we not have both? They come from different budgets. Education and treatment, as well as harsh penalties for those caught in possession of heroin. The trouble with lumping smack in with other “recreational substances” is it gives a distorted view of the subject.

#8
Tooks5:12 pm, 21 Mar 12

Ben_Dover said :

Tooks said :

There’s already money being spent on treatment and education. But I guess if the laws are relaxed and more people take it, we’ll need to spend much more.

Why can we not have both? They come from different budgets. Education and treatment, as well as harsh penalties for those caught in possession of heroin. The trouble with lumping smack in with other “recreational substances” is it gives a distorted view of the subject.

We can and do have both.

#9
Diggety5:33 pm, 21 Mar 12

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

And fund the education by putting a halt on prison/prosecution/policing of victimless habits.

Treatment is free if treatment is sought: a good kick up the arse.

#10
dvaey5:58 pm, 21 Mar 12

Fender said :

Time to end the silly war on drugs and spend the money on treatment and sensible education- not things like Reefer Madness.

Legalise it and let natural selection take its course, it wont take long for the junkies to clean themselves out of society. Quite a different issue to ‘reefer madness’, when you look at the effects.

Tooks said :

Jim Jones said :

And legalisation would stop people taking drugs? Riiiight. Works well for those other legal drugs, nicotine and alcohol.

To be fair, when was the last time you heard of a contaminated carton of Winfields or a contaminated bottle of Jack Daniels? Compare that to how often we hear about apparently ‘contaminated’ street drugs. Legalisation by itself isnt the solution, but regulation would sure make a difference. You might say that even if it was regulated, bad street drugs would still be used… just like when prohibition was lifted, moonshine or metho would still be consumed?

I’ve mentioned before on other drug threads that there is no perfect solution to the drug problem. I don’t think the war on drugs is THE answer, but nor is legalisation.

#11
milkman7:31 pm, 21 Mar 12

Jim Jones said :

Yeah, because strict laws stop people taking drugs. We all know how effective strict laws are, don’t we kids!

If only we had some more strict laws, well golly, then no-one would ever take drugs, surely.

Yeah, because speed cameras stop people speeding. We all know how effective speed cameras are, don’t we kids!

If only we had some more speed cameras, well golly, then no-one would ever speed, surely.

* This is not a dig at you JJ, I’m just using this to say that there are a number of laws that need to better thought out and enforced. Speeding and drug use included.

#12
betterdeadthanzed7:34 pm, 21 Mar 12

The war on drugs is over. Prohibition lost. In fact, the war on drugs was lost a few thousand years ago, because that’s how long people have been using mind and mood altering substances, for religious or recreational purposes. I can’t believe that anyone seriously thinks people are going to change their behaviour, thanks to a few laws, when that behaviour is being repeated generation after generation. For an alternative approach see for example http://www.australian-news.com.au/drugs.htm.

BTW, the purpose of legalisation is not to stop people taking drugs, as Jim Jones suggests (since that is never going to happen), but to control it.

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