ACT Policing will target ecstasy users and suppliers this summer — but out of a sense of community spirit, not just because it’s illegal.
â€œACT Policing is targeting ecstasy use and supply not only because it is against the law, but because its use can be harmful or even fatal,â€ Deputy Chief Police Officer Commander Shane Connelly said.
He warned of the dangers of the drug, saying, “ecstasy seizures in recent years have shown all sorts of drugs and chemicals to be present in the pills â€“ heroin, LSD, anti-epileptics, ketamine and even rat poison.”
And as further discouragement, anyone caught using, possessing or supplying ecstasty faces fines of $5000 to $100,000 and jail terms of up to 25 years.
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Cr Connelly encouraged anyone with information about people dealing or making ecstasy to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
[UPDATED: The Canberra Times now has coverage here. Of course if the drugs weren’t illegal they wouldn’t be half as dangerous.]