Drug-Safe Communities kept a record of the major drug related media articles during April. Here’s what took place in the second and third weeks…
A 13 year old drug courier told police she averaged 12 hour shifts each day and delivered to 60 customers.
A County Court judge in regional Victoria expressed alarm at the resurgence of Ice-related cases and called the drug a scourge in their region.
Tasmania will receive $5 million to help tackle the drug, Ice, as part of the Federal Government’s $298 million National Ice Action Strategy.
A Sydney man was charged with allegedly bringing 3 kilograms of methamphetamines through Perth airport.
A former Canberra public servant who sold Ice, cocaine and MDMA to pay off his debts was handed a suspended sentence.
Hundreds of Queensland parents failed drug tests and had their children taken from them under a new Child Safety testing regime.
An Illawarra woman was charged with child neglect after her 21 month old toddler ate a stash of ice hidden in her home.
Australian internationals rugby player James O’Connor was arrested and fined by French police for cocaine possession.
A man who returned to using Ice when he left jail, and who stole two cars and assaulted a police officer, was sent back to jail.
Shots were fired from a vehicle in a car park in what police believe was a drug meeting.
White collars make up a quarter of Ice users according to The Cabin Addiction Services Group.
A 33 year old man was charged with trying to smuggle $1.5 million worth of cocaine through Melbourne Airport.
Melbourne police admit that dance floor drugs – GHB, ecstasy, cocaine and speed – are being used more than five years ago.
Police arrested an unlicensed 28 year old driver in an uninsured vehicle – who tested positive for meth’ – when he was found trying to tow a large rainwater tank on a broken trailer.
Methamphetamines have taken over alcohol as the number one problem confronting WA’s treatment and support services.
The QLD Child Safety Minister said about 60 percent of children of Ice addicted parents are suffering severe neglect.
Research found that the use of methamphetamines has jumped 500 percent in South East QLD between 2009-2015.
A District Court judge said the courts are being inundated with cases of ice supply and crimes stemming from the drug.
The number of Tasmanian motorists driving under the influence of drugs during Easter more than doubled since 2016.
A German couple were charged with allegedly trying to smuggle 4 kg of cocaine through Sydney Airport.
The number of people dying from drug overdoses in Monash jumped 300 percent between 2015-2016.
A Toormina man who was disqualified from driving until 2033 was arrested while driving and returning a positive drug result.
A 45 year old man driving without a licence and breaching his bail curfew was charged with meth possession after police searched his vehicle.
A couple have been found to have 5 kg of heroin in their possession as they arrived in Adelaide Airport from Cambodia.
A man will face Newcastle court accused of flooding Port Stephens with Ice and amphetamines.
Police revealed that they can now test for up to 110 drugs…and last year 9,000 of the 100,000 drivers they tested for drugs had a positive reading.
And, there’s more!!!