Illicit drug users in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and Northern Territory are paying more for cocaine than the rest of the country, the Australian Crime Commission’s (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2011–12 has revealed.
In 2011–12 the territories recorded the highest street price for cocaine, with users willing to pay up to $500 for one [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 24-year-old Macgregor man after executing a search warrant on Tuesday (May 14) where a quantity of illicit drugs was seized.
Criminal Investigation detectives executed a Drugs of Dependence Act search warrant at the man’s residence in Macgregor following investigations into the death of a 52-year-old Florey man on Tuesday morning.
The man [...]
ACT Policing is issuing a warning following the accidental drug overdose by a man yesterday (Tuesday, May 14).
A 52-year-old Florey man was located by a family member about 4am unresponsive. Around 6am the man passed away at Calvary Hospital.
The wife of the deceased was also admitted to Calvary Hospital and remains in a stable condition. [...]
ACT Policing has seized a double barrel shotgun and a handgun following the execution of a search warrant yesterday morning (Wednesday, May 8).
Members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations executed two search warrants on homes in Casey and Chisholm.
Police seized the firearms along with ammunition, a laser pointer and drugs suspected to be steroids from a [...]
A 32-year-old Wanniassa man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today charged with burglary and theft.
The 32-year-old was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, May 1) by police in Dickson following an investigation into his criminal activities.
Following his arrest members from ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations Crime Targeting Team executed four search warrants on a number of homes.
Police seized [...]
Police have dismantled a number of drug supply chains in the state’s south, following the arrests of 14 people earlier today (Tuesday 30 April 2013).
The arrests were made by officers attached to Strike Force Delicate, which was formed by Monaro Local Area Command in August 2012 to investigate the supply of illicit drugs in Queanbeyan [...]
ACT Policing has arrested and charged a 50 year-old man following the execution of a number of Drugs of Dependence Act search warrants yesterday afternoon (Friday, April 26).
At approximately 2.15pm police intercepted a vehicle on Coppins Crossing bridge in the ACT. A search was undertaken and police located and seized a small amount of heroin [...]
Police seized 16 plants and 600 grams of packaged cannabis after raiding a house in Wanniassa yesterday. Also found were a shot gun, a replica gun, and ‘drug paraphernalia’ which I will assume was a gun shaped bong.
Cannabis, weapons seized in Wanniassa search warrant
Another from the unending fun of Tuggers Homeworld.
What sort of Drugs do they keep there during the day?
An excellent question.
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The ABC has the interesting tale of Marion Tom Parlov:
Marion Tom Parlov, 47, was caught with the drug in his cell at the Symonston Periodic Detention Centre in Canberra’s south.
The court heard two guards smelt the odour, before finding Parlov in the cell bent over a wash basin being sick.
The drugs were burning in [...]
ACT Policing has arrested a 21-year-old Duffy man following a pursuit early this morning (Saturday, February 16).
Around 2:20am police observed a vehicle that was travelling at high speed along Dixon Drive, Duffy, turning left onto Warragamba Avenue, Duffy.
Police activated the emergency lights and siren, but the red Mitsubishi Magna sedan failed to stop and a [...]
The ABC reports that the sports doping scandal is coming home to Canberra:
North Queensland, Penrith and Canberra have become the first NRL teams to come forward as the hunt to find the clubs involved in the Australian Crime Commission’s probe into the use of illicit drugs began in earnest.
The NRL put the heat back [...]
ACT Policing members overnight arrested a 25-year-old Bonner man in relation to firearm and drug offences.
Detectives investigating an incident in Kambah last month where a shotgun was allegedly discharged at a stationary motor vehicle, executed a search warrant at an address in Bonner yesterday morning (Thursday, January 17), seizing a shotgun and ammunition, drugs and [...]
The Australian National University is sharing the fruits of their research into methamphetamine:
Dr Rebecca McKetin, of the Centre for Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing in the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, and colleagues tracked 278 methamphetamine – commonly known as ice – users over several years and found a clear dose-related [...]
ACT Policing seized 28 cannabis plants and a quantity of dried cannabis after executing a Section 187(3) Drugs Of Dependence (DODA) search warrant on a Farrer residence early this afternoon (Friday, January 4).
Acting on information received, police executed the warrant around 1.30pm, removing the plants growing in the backyard of the home. Police also seized [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation detectives have seized approximately half a kilo of cannabis following the execution of a search warrant on an Amaroo address yesterday (19 December).
During the warrant, detectives also seized a vehicle, clothing and a mobile phone. The cannabis seized has a potential street value of $6,250.
Following the search warrant, a 25 year-old [...]
The Australian Motorist Party has graced my inbox with two offerings tonight:
– Environment Policy:
The Motorist Party’s number one focus on energy supply in the ACT is that it be “cost sensible”. The Community can expect us to work with the ACT Government to address such issues as:
• Power generation through a number of sustainable energy [...]
ACT Policing is issuing a warning about potentially lethal drugs being sold in Canberra.
Last night (Friday September, 28) six people were admitted to hospital after ingesting an illicit substance suspected to be GHB (Gamma hydroxybutyrate).
ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigation’s Team has seized substances and is investigating the incidents.
Anyone who may be present when an overdose occurs [...]
ACT Policing has seized a number of firearms and cannabis plants after a warrant was executed in Rivett early this morning (August 24).
Around 5am, ACT Policing officers from Judicial Operations and the Firearms Registry executed the warrant at the Rivett house.
During the search of the house, police located a hand grenade, fireworks and a number [...]
Following the discovery of a quantity of drugs at a Deakin residence yesterday (Tuesday, August 21), ACT Policing’s Drug Investigations Team will oppose bail on a 51-year-old man when he appears in the ACT Magistrates Court tomorrow (Thursday, August 23).
Belconnen General Duties patrol members executed a Crimes Act warrant on a Deakin residence yesterday in [...]
ACT Policing has seized an amount of cannabis following a search warrant on a vehicle in Watson last week.
Around 3pm on Friday (August 3), members of ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations and the Specialist Response Group conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection in Watson.
Police executed a search [...]
ACT Policing Criminal Investigation officers are in the process of executing a drug warrant on a vehicle on the Federal Highway, Watson.
Around 3.00pm this afternoon, members of Criminal Investigations and the Special Response Group conducted the traffic stop on a vehicle near the Antill Street and Federal Highway intersection.
As a result of this traffic stop [...]
An 18-year-old Holder man has been arrested after ACT Policing executed a search warrant and seized drugs from his car and house yesterday afternoon (July 16).
Around 12.30am last Saturday (July 14), officers from Woden General Duties searched a blue Ford XR6 at the Weston skate park, after reports of people acting suspiciously. During the search [...]
ACT Policing has arrested two men after executing a number of search warrants after a three month investigation regarding the supplying of drugs.
Around 2pm yesterday (July 5), police stopped a Mitsubishi Triton utility, driven by a 33-year-old Oxley man and a silver Honda Accord, driven by a 44-year-old Macgregor man on Bindubi Street, Aranda. [...]
ACT Policing executed a warrant in Evatt last night (Saturday, June 30) following warrants executed by NSW Police where they located items including firearms and drugs.
The investigation commenced several months ago and looked into the supply of methylamphetamine within the ACT. The initial investigation was a joint working partnership with NSW Police Middle Eastern Organised [...]
ACT Policing has uncovered a quantity of drugs, cash and prohibited weapons following two separate search warrants early this morning (June 22), one on a house in Wanniassa and another on an apartment in Reid.
Around 5am, members of ACT Policing Specialist Response and Security and Criminal Investigations executed the warrant on the house.
During the [...]
Cracked’s Adam Tod Brown has written an excellent piece on just what is involved in getting marijuana in California these days (and a rapidly growing number of American states).
I recommend reading it, but basically if you’re willing to tell your doctor a white lie (hello ritalin and oxycontin) you can buy weed as readily as [...]
A 33-year-old man will face court tomorrow on drug-related charges after a search warrant was executed on a house in Gowrie today (Tuesday, 29 May).
During the search warrant, members from ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team seized what is suspected to be a quantity of methamphetamine, as well as what is suspected to be cannabis plants [...]
The Australian Crime Commission‘s (ACC) Illicit Drug Data Report 2010–11 has revealed the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) detected its first clandestine laboratory since 2007–08.
In 2010–11 there was one clandestine laboratory detected in the ACT and 703 detected nationally, with Queensland reporting the highest proportion.
“Although the ACT does not have a high number of clandestine laboratories, [...]
ACT Policing is praising the good behaviour of people who attended the music festival ‘Groovin the Moo’ yesterday (Sunday 13 May), held at the University of Canberra.
Sergeant Rod Anderson said the crowd was generally well behaved with three persons taken into protective custody and eight juveniles apprehended for consuming alcohol.
A small amount of drugs were [...]
[ 12 June 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] A Canberra Skeptics Event
Venue: Lecture Theatre, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Clunies Ross Street, Acton,
Members Free/Non-Members Gold Coin Donation
The topic of illicit drugs in Australia is a topic that attracts continued controversy. Some argue that drug policy should continue to remain based on the principle of prohibition while others argue that such prohibition should be repealed.
Those of you who took an interest in the drug trial of Cong Tan Tran will be thrilled to know we now have the result of his drug possession trial:
7. Accepting that the offender has overcome his need for prohibited drugs, I think that it is appropriate that I allow [...]