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Huge Latham drug bust

By johnboy 21 May 2013 39

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A 27-year-old Latham man has been charged with several drug offences following the execution of a search warrant at his home yesterday (Monday, May 20).

Around 3.20pm ACT Policing’s Criminal Investigations detectives executed a Drug of Dependence Act search warrant at the house in Latham.

During the search detectives seized approximately 1.5 kilograms and 250 gel caps of a white powder suspected to be MDMA, 120 grams of a substance suspected to be methylamphetamine, several items of drug paraphernalia and other items relating to the sale and supply of illicit drugs.

Detectives also seized a manual pill press, the first seizure of a pill press by ACT Policing in more than a decade, and three vehicles valued at approximately $100 000 suspected to be used in the sale of illicit drugs.

The drugs have an estimated street value of over $150 000 making it one of the largest single seizures of MDMA in the ACT.

The man was taken to the ACT Watch House where he was charged with several drug related offences.

He is expected to face the ACT Magistrates Court later today.

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[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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IrishPete 8:00 am 24 May 13

BimboGeek said :

IrishPete Desoxyn is medical methamphetamine. Not used in Australia but used occasionally and with caution in other countries.

I’d rather see addicts and disco rebels lining up at Centrelink for Desoxyn than getting it off Dave and he says this batch is pretty good compared to last week.

Thanks. I didn’t know about Desoxyn. Scary that Walter White is now working for Big Pharma.

IP

BimboGeek 7:37 am 23 May 13

Actually do you know what is really important? Closing the loopholes where herbalists and even worse, homeopaths can sell product with little control of quantity, content, or just by pressing pills while thinking of the active ingredient (as is the case for homeopathy).

The herbal synthetics are bring analysed and found not to contain any sign of many listed ingredients. There are also synthetic cannabinoids presumably chosen because they are easy to synthesise and with unknown quality of purity. Well given that this is allowed for vitamin and herb pills of course it’s allowed for “herbal incense.”

I want clean, high quality supplements!

Buckaroo_Banzai 7:31 am 23 May 13

I don’t want to get into whether we should or should not legalise, but I think people need to think through the “profits stay in Australia instead of going to the cartels” thing. I’m pretty sure profits would go overseas to big pharma and taxes paid in Australia would be minimised through cunning avoidance schemes. We could probably get some GST out of it though.

gungsuperstar 12:00 am 23 May 13

obamabinladen said :

@ dungfungus why attack me personally when all I did was point out a gaping hole in your argument? The saying is evil prevails when good men fail to act. Whats happening at the moment is a lack of action. This problem won’t be solved by trying to scare kids it will be solved by educating them with facts not propaganda bullshit fed to them via biast media outlets or people like you who think they are doing the right thing by repeating the bullshit propaganda you hear on tv.

You sound like a good guy but you need to wake up and realise the world isnt’t black and white, there’s shades of grey and a million colours in between. Stoneage ways to fix new age problems won’t work, get with the times.

Read some books, do your own research, seek out experts opinions who are smarter than yourself then look at both sides, analyse and use some critical thought then come up with your own point of view instead of replaying the crap your fed on mainstream media.

Look who’s behind the media outlets look who’s in charge of government what do they have to gain by decisions they make. For the love of god mate wake the f–k up and use your brain!

Ignore him dude – he’s a troll. He’s certainly not a “good person”.

I’ve seen him across the Riot Act, and his statements in this article meet his MO to a tee – “I lack the intelligence to formulate coherent and intelligent thoughts of my own, and therefore I’ve been brainwashed to believe that I’m an ultra conservative who favours small government and personal liberty – except when it doesn’t suit me, in which case we need to over regulate and tell people what to do. Don’t believe me? Here’s some made up ‘facts’ to support my claim”.

Don’t feed the troll dude. That he brags about butting in on what other people are doing on their property proves that he’s not a good person – he’s a busy body, a sook, a hypocrite, and worst of all? He doesn’t know what he’s talking about. On any topic.

If someone knocked on my door and complained about the smell, I’d knock em out. As long as I’m not harming anyone, it’s none of his friggen business what goes on in my property.

DrKoresh 11:44 pm 22 May 13

dungfungus said :

You confronted them? Really? Did they tell you to mind your own bloody business? I think you should look into the idea that cannabis is a ‘gateway’ drug because it’s been widely discredited. It is in fact tobacco that is statistically the ‘gateway’ into heavier drug-use.

When you become a parent, if that is biologically possible, you will understand. By the way, they smoke cigarettes as well; that’s what they started on.
And they didn’t tell me to piss off, in fact one of them has since thanked me for my caring about them.
There is an old saying (you would be too juvenile to understand) that when good people do nothing, evil happens.
This isn’t a “hello” to Mr Evil either.

Thanks for the condescending advice, Pops, to me you just sound like a grumpy old man telling lies to scare children.

obamabinladen 11:03 pm 22 May 13

@ dungfungus why attack me personally when all I did was point out a gaping hole in your argument? The saying is evil prevails when good men fail to act. Whats happening at the moment is a lack of action. This problem won’t be solved by trying to scare kids it will be solved by educating them with facts not propaganda bullshit fed to them via biast media outlets or people like you who think they are doing the right thing by repeating the bullshit propaganda you hear on tv.

You sound like a good guy but you need to wake up and realise the world isnt’t black and white, there’s shades of grey and a million colours in between. Stoneage ways to fix new age problems won’t work, get with the times.

Read some books, do your own research, seek out experts opinions who are smarter than yourself then look at both sides, analyse and use some critical thought then come up with your own point of view instead of replaying the crap your fed on mainstream media.

Look who’s behind the media outlets look who’s in charge of government what do they have to gain by decisions they make. For the love of god mate wake the f–k up and use your brain!

dungfungus 9:46 pm 22 May 13

DrKoresh said :

dungfungus said :

Legal, boring but still deadly.
My neighbour’s kids were smoking pot a few weeks ago and the smell coming over the fence was disgusting. I confronted them and asked them if they were aware that pot could lead them to try more lethal drugs and the outcome could be tears to their parents and friends.
They answered “nahh, we’re smoking the synthetic pot and it’s not illegal so it won’t kill us”
Martlark is right – we have lost the battle.

You confronted them? Really? Did they tell you to mind your own bloody business? I think you should look into the idea that cannabis is a ‘gateway’ drug because it’s been widely discredited. It is in fact tobacco that is statistically the ‘gateway’ into heavier drug-use.

When you become a parent, if that is biologically possible, you will understand. By the way, they smoke cigarettes as well; that’s what they started on.
And they didn’t tell me to piss off, in fact one of them has since thanked me for my caring about them.
There is an old saying (you would be too juvenile to understand) that when good people do nothing, evil happens.
This isn’t a “hello” to Mr Evil either.

dungfungus 8:04 pm 22 May 13

obamabinladen said :

@ dungfungus the myth that smoking weed leads people into taking other harder drugs is a load of bullshit!!! Its propaganda similar to weapons of mass distruction. There is no scientific evidence behind that statement!!! Using your logic you could say because the majority of drug addicts have tried smoking cigarettes that cigarettes lead to drug addiction. Its propaganda and you my friend have been fooled.

This type of propaganda the media is told to report is the reason we are involved in 2 wars that have absolutely nothing to do with us. People need to stop listening and have some independent critical thought.

This shit is just the tip of the iceberg and it all comes down to money and power. Keeping the mega rich aka the 1 percenters rich and powerful leaving the rest of us to blindly go about our business none the wiser.

If you read what I said again you will see the word “could” where I said smoking pot could lead to more lethal drugs.
I suppose if you were talking to the kids next door to me you would them to keep smoking pot then?
Strange attitude you have.

bundah 7:59 pm 22 May 13

BimboGeek said :

IrishPete Desoxyn is medical methamphetamine. Not used in Australia but used occasionally and with caution in other countries.

I’d rather see addicts and disco rebels lining up at Centrelink for Desoxyn than getting it off Dave and he says this batch is pretty good compared to last week.

The FDA requires the following ‘black box’ warning on the sale of all amphetamines,including Desoxyn
WARNING

METHAMPHETAMINE HAS A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE AND SHOULD BE TRIED ONLY IN WEIGHT REDUCTION PROGRAMS WHERE ALTERNATIVE THERAPY HAS BEEN INEFFECTIVE. ADMINISTRATION OF METHAMPHETAMINE FOR PROLONGED PERIODS MAY LEAD TO DRUG DEPENDENCE. THE DRUG SHOULD BE PRESCRIBED OR DISPENSED SPARINGLY.

MISUSE MAY CAUSE SUDDEN DEATH AND SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR ADVERSE EVENTS

obamabinladen 6:44 pm 22 May 13

@ dungfungus the myth that smoking weed leads people into taking other harder drugs is a load of bullshit!!! Its propaganda similar to weapons of mass distruction. There is no scientific evidence behind that statement!!! Using your logic you could say because the majority of drug addicts have tried smoking cigarettes that cigarettes lead to drug addiction. Its propaganda and you my friend have been fooled.

This type of propaganda the media is told to report is the reason we are involved in 2 wars that have absolutely nothing to do with us. People need to stop listening and have some independent critical thought.

This shit is just the tip of the iceberg and it all comes down to money and power. Keeping the mega rich aka the 1 percenters rich and powerful leaving the rest of us to blindly go about our business none the wiser.

BimboGeek 6:41 pm 22 May 13

IrishPete Desoxyn is medical methamphetamine. Not used in Australia but used occasionally and with caution in other countries.

I’d rather see addicts and disco rebels lining up at Centrelink for Desoxyn than getting it off Dave and he says this batch is pretty good compared to last week.

DrKoresh 5:44 pm 22 May 13

dungfungus said :

Legal, boring but still deadly.
My neighbour’s kids were smoking pot a few weeks ago and the smell coming over the fence was disgusting. I confronted them and asked them if they were aware that pot could lead them to try more lethal drugs and the outcome could be tears to their parents and friends.
They answered “nahh, we’re smoking the synthetic pot and it’s not illegal so it won’t kill us”
Martlark is right – we have lost the battle.

You confronted them? Really? Did they tell you to mind your own bloody business? I think you should look into the idea that cannabis is a ‘gateway’ drug because it’s been widely discredited. It is in fact tobacco that is statistically the ‘gateway’ into heavier drug-use.

dungfungus 5:32 pm 22 May 13

Martlark said :

Last year more drugs were seized than ever before,yet, the price remained the same. That shows all this effort to prevent use has been a failure. It Has not stopped anyone getting drugs if they want them. A better approach is to treat drugs like smokes, legal but boring.

Legal, boring but still deadly.
My neighbour’s kids were smoking pot a few weeks ago and the smell coming over the fence was disgusting. I confronted them and asked them if they were aware that pot could lead them to try more lethal drugs and the outcome could be tears to their parents and friends.
They answered “nahh, we’re smoking the synthetic pot and it’s not illegal so it won’t kill us”
Martlark is right – we have lost the battle.

Martlark 4:16 pm 22 May 13

Last year more drugs were seized than ever before,yet, the price remained the same. That shows all this effort to prevent use has been a failure. It Has not stopped anyone getting drugs if they want them. A better approach is to treat drugs like smokes, legal but boring.

obamabinladen 3:54 pm 22 May 13

@ irish pete you are 100% right!!! Legalise and control.

IrishPete 3:04 pm 22 May 13

obamabinladen said :

Crack cocaine definately is in oz but not that popular due to the high price of cocaine. cocaine which is then purified by heating with water and bicarb soda to make crack cocaine. Irishpete are you anti decriminalising drugs? You just said you’ve seen people in the act region come unstuck from not knowing the strength of what they were injecting. You simply just have to look at mexico and the drug cartel wars where thousands of people are murdered every year. If drugs were legalised and regulated and controlled all the profits going to sardistic cartels would stop.

Lets face it the answer to fixing the drug problem is far more complex than simply sweeping it under the carpet and just making it illegal. Its been done and failed horrifically. A new approach needs to be taken one with real thought, real action, and an open mind.

Legalise and control. We’ve tried everything else and failed, so it’s time to try something different. There is no logical argument against (just religious arguments).

IP

obamabinladen 2:27 pm 22 May 13

Crack cocaine definately is in oz but not that popular due to the high price of cocaine. cocaine which is then purified by heating with water and bicarb soda to make crack cocaine. Irishpete are you anti decriminalising drugs? You just said you’ve seen people in the act region come unstuck from not knowing the strength of what they were injecting. You simply just have to look at mexico and the drug cartel wars where thousands of people are murdered every year. If drugs were legalised and regulated and controlled all the profits going to sardistic cartels would stop.

Lets face it the answer to fixing the drug problem is far more complex than simply sweeping it under the carpet and just making it illegal. Its been done and failed horrifically. A new approach needs to be taken one with real thought, real action, and an open mind.

IrishPete 12:33 pm 22 May 13

obamabinladen said :

@ irish pete, America has a huge problem with crack cocaine and methamphetamine i wouldn’t say there’s a huge cocaine problem… Just because a lot of people in the US use cocaine doesn’t mean its a problem. Is coffee a problem? Is pizza a problem?

Seeing the average American I think pizza is a problem.

Coke in the USA is a problem mainly for the industry it creates. I’ve never had a problem with Coke. Just the price! And it does make me a little aggressive. And that was 10+ years ago.

Speed is similar to coke – it’s not a huge problem per se, it’s making it into Ice (the equivalent of Crack) which makes it much worse. And/or injecting it, which Australians tend to do – I don’t know if Americans inject Cocaine or Crack. I’ve seen people here (ACT region) come really unstuck because they were sold something as Speed which was much purer than they were expecting, and they injected it.

I know Meth is a problem n the USA (I’ve watched every episode of Breaking Bad, set in a city about the size of Canberra) but just think what it would be like if there wasn’t the competition from Crack, which is unheard of in Oz! Last I heard Crack was a big problem in the UK, but have heard much less about Ice/Meth there.

IP

obamabinladen 10:25 am 22 May 13

@ irish pete, America has a huge problem with crack cocaine and methamphetamine i wouldn’t say there’s a huge cocaine problem… Just because a lot of people in the US use cocaine doesn’t mean its a problem. Is coffee a problem? Is pizza a problem?

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