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Policing targeting ecstasy as community service

By Kerces 27 October 2005 23

ACT Policing will target ecstasy users and suppliers this summer — but out of a sense of community spirit, not just because it’s illegal.

“ACT 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,” 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 – 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.

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.]

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bulldog 12:07 pm 28 Oct 05

I think you forgot a comma, ass flame.

I’m not the apostrophe man, not a punctuation nazi, the term ‘ass flame’ amused me is all.

RandomGit 12:05 pm 28 Oct 05

BM, What’s their name, Arayan Blue or something?

The only disturning thing is, those sorts aren’t getting laughed out of town anymore.

Maelinar 12:02 pm 28 Oct 05

Perhaps my wording ‘catalyst’ was incorrect. In chemistry where we all first learn the term catalyst, it’s used to facilitate one thing to the other, such as lead into gold. (via a catalyst)

My comment, which bulldog has clarified, and was my intent, was that it doesn’t NECESSARILY mean you’ll move onto bigger and harder drugs, but you could, and it’s much more likely.

Perhaps you could consider my previous statement with the word ‘Transitionary’ instead of ‘Catalyst’ (meaning not necesarrily going to, but could, and providing the means to..)

Sorry for any confusion.

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