Does Australia have a drug problem? Drug-Safe Communities decided to note major drug related articles in our nation’s media during the month of April. Something that we intend to continue into the future.
If you thought that the number of drug related stories is on the rise…you’re right!
Drugs are affecting all parts of society. Sports, families, celebrities, the business world. And every story is a reminder that Australia so desperately needs our passionate, dedicated Drug-Safe Communities team…totally committed to making each community drug-safe…one life at a time.
A manhunt is underway for people involved in Australia’s biggest seizure of crystal meth’ – a $900,000,000 haul.
A 27 year old Adelaide man connected to an outlaw motorcycle gang was charged with drug trafficking.
A 25 year old Ice addict driving a stolen vehicle at up to 170 km/h on the wrong side of the road, who almost crashed into a family, appeared in court.
A truck driver who was on drugs and killed a cyclist in SA was jailed for almost five years.
The Australian Border Force is trying to stop a rise in Dark Web purchases of killer synthetic opioids like Fentanyl.
A 64 year old Toorak woman appeared in court on drug trafficking charges.
A 36 year drug user told a court in Ballarat that there is no such thing as one taste of Ice. He had gone from recreational drug use to it destroying his life.
A single mother of three children who turned to selling drugs to pay her water bill escaped a jail term.
An 18 year old on a high from a methamphetamine hit armed himself with a pair of scissors, stole a car and robbed children working in a store.
A woman who attempted to take possession of 34 kilograms of cocaine shipped in from Colombia lost her appeal to shorten her 10 year jail sentence.
A 20 year old Victorian Ice user admitted to torching his mother’s house because he was angry that she was going to move out.
A 14 year old girl feeling the affects of “a big night out” threatened family members with a knife because she was denied ice cream for breakfast.
The PETA organisation has erected a sign in Horsham asking people to report sheep shearers using Ice and other drugs.
Eastern Suburbs socialite turned drug dealer Kirsty Dayment pleaded guilty to supplying cocaine and MDMA.
Authorities had to contend with a very tough Ice addict – a two metre hissing and snapping jungle python found in a drug lab.
Three high school staff members including two teachers are charged with drug offences in Perth.
And, that’s just the first week and a half!!!