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Police warn about the Georgia Homeboy (dodgy GHB). Six hospitalised in one night

By johnboy - 29 September 2012 59

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 should contact ACT Ambulance Service on 000.

Anyone with information in relation to the source such drugs should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Police warn about the Georgia Homeboy (dodgy GHB). Six hospitalised in one night
snoopydoc 2:56 am 30 Sep 12

The drug in question is very probably _not_ GHB, though it is related, and similar (but not identical) in its effects.

Bona fide drink spiking is actually quite uncommon these days.

Anyone offers you any yellow/green capsules in Canberra in the near future…. might be best to just say no…

kakosi 2:39 am 30 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

kakosi said :

And what would the warning label on heroin say: potentially fatal, will lead to dependence for life, inability to keep a job and stupidity?

Yeah, I guess so, but I mean, it has to be better than criminalising a percentage of the population. Think about it, the drugs would be controlled and clean, taxable and cheaper than black market prices. It’s possible everyone would turn into braindead junkies but it’s equally (if not more) likely that we would see a reduction in all forms of drug-related crimes. Besides, if you wanna get cynical about it, at least if the government was providing the junk then it would be a pretty simple endeavour to keep track of the junkies.

So you’d have the government supply potentially life-threatening dangerous drugs to people because you think that would make society less dangerous? Look at the havoc alcohol causes to people’s health and lives. And alcohol-related crime is on the rise. Overuse of legal drugs or illegal drugs helps no one and solves nothing.

And keeping “track of junkies” happens now because most of them are well-known to police or on methadone programs.

The recent problem with people getting sick from tablets they swallowed for a bit of “fun” is an indication of how stupid people are…not a sign governments should start handing out cocaine or heroin or any other stupid fad substance someone wants to shove up their arse.

DrKoresh 12:19 am 30 Sep 12

kakosi said :

And what would the warning label on heroin say: potentially fatal, will lead to dependence for life, inability to keep a job and stupidity?

Yeah, I guess so, but I mean, it has to be better than criminalising a percentage of the population. Think about it, the drugs would be controlled and clean, taxable and cheaper than black market prices. It’s possible everyone would turn into braindead junkies but it’s equally (if not more) likely that we would see a reduction in all forms of drug-related crimes. Besides, if you wanna get cynical about it, at least if the government was providing the junk then it would be a pretty simple endeavour to keep track of the junkies.

kakosi 10:59 pm 29 Sep 12

Jethro said :

kakosi said :

If more illegal drugs were sold that actually killed people on the spot then people would probably stop trying them…just saying 🙂

The only reason these people were hospitalised is that the drugs were illegal.

Drugs don’t kill people. Drug laws kill people. Simple fact.

Legal drugs would have passed regulations. Illegal drugs are manufactured by crime gangs and cut with god-know-what in order to maximise profits.

Making drugs legal won’t stop stupid people using them in stupid ways, overdosing and dying. After all alcohol is legal and people die from that quite regularly.

And what would the warning label on heroin say: potentially fatal, will lead to dependence for life, inability to keep a job and stupidity?

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 10:30 pm 29 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Martlark said :

Lets hope the manufacturer announces a recall soon. Looks like they dropped the ball on quality control. I demand the CEO make a public apology!

That’s why I don’t understand the war on drugs. You’re never gonna stamp out drug use, so why not legalise and heavily regulate illicit narcotics? Then you would have quality control and so on and so forth, save everyone a whole bunch of trouble.

QFT

Jethro 9:19 pm 29 Sep 12

kakosi said :

If more illegal drugs were sold that actually killed people on the spot then people would probably stop trying them…just saying 🙂

The only reason these people were hospitalised is that the drugs were illegal.

Drugs don’t kill people. Drug laws kill people. Simple fact.

Legal drugs would have passed regulations. Illegal drugs are manufactured by crime gangs and cut with god-know-what in order to maximise profits.

kakosi 9:04 pm 29 Sep 12

probably shouldn’t have said that…

cross 8:53 pm 29 Sep 12

Some people use GHB recreationally but it is extremely dangerous when mixed with alcohol and is commonly used by drink spikers.

kakosi 8:44 pm 29 Sep 12

If more illegal drugs were sold that actually killed people on the spot then people would probably stop trying them…just saying 🙂

Pork Hunt 7:28 pm 29 Sep 12

Drugs are bad, m’kay…

Jethro 6:30 pm 29 Sep 12

DrKoresh said :

Martlark said :

Lets hope the manufacturer announces a recall soon. Looks like they dropped the ball on quality control. I demand the CEO make a public apology!

That’s why I don’t understand the war on drugs. You’re never gonna stamp out drug use, so why not legalise and heavily regulate illicit narcotics? Then you would have quality control and so on and so forth, save everyone a whole bunch of trouble.

Stop talking sense. It has no place in this climate of fear.

Jethro 6:11 pm 29 Sep 12

Watts up with that?

milkman 6:02 pm 29 Sep 12

Meh. Take illegal drugs, you take your chances.

DrKoresh 5:36 pm 29 Sep 12

Martlark said :

Lets hope the manufacturer announces a recall soon. Looks like they dropped the ball on quality control. I demand the CEO make a public apology!

That’s why I don’t understand the war on drugs. You’re never gonna stamp out drug use, so why not legalise and heavily regulate illicit narcotics? Then you would have quality control and so on and so forth, save everyone a whole bunch of trouble.

Martlark 5:26 pm 29 Sep 12

Lets hope the manufacturer announces a recall soon. Looks like they dropped the ball on quality control. I demand the CEO make a public apology!

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