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Charities warn of Emerging Online Drug Culture

By Beth Edwards Drug Agencies across Wales have warned that the illegal online trade of fake prescription drugs has left harm reduction agencies ‘running to catch up.’ There are around 20,000 problematic drug users in Wales, one of the biggest concerns facing drugs charities at the moment are fake valiums, known as MSJ’s. In the … Continue reading

Police failed man in custody, investigation reveals

A police watchdog investigation into the death of a man in Gwent Police custody has found that staff failed in the performance of their duties. Andrew Sheppard died five years ago of a drugs overdose while in police custody. Today a jury at Newport coroners court concluded there were gross failings in the system and … Continue reading

Former RAF pilot cleared of drug smuggling

A former RAF pilot has been cleared of smuggling cocaine, with a value of £3.5m, in to an airfield on Anglesey. David Lloyd from Bordorgan was found not guilty at Liverpool Crown Court and afterwards said he was relieved at the verdict but disgusted by the way the case had been handled. The jury will … Continue reading

Gemma Thomas died after collapsing at a Christmas Party

A young woman has died after her drink was allegedly spiked at a Christmas party. Gemma Thomas, 26, was laughing and joking with friends when she suddenly collapsed. Party-goers called an ambulance and Gemma spent four days in a coma before dying in the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant. South Wales Police are investigating claims … Continue reading

Eleven jailed for dealing heroin in Pembrokeshire

Eleven drug gang members have been jailed for a total of over 30 years for supplying heroin in Pembrokeshire. The 11, who were all addicted to heroin when arrested, played a part in a large conspiracy based in Haverfordwest, Swansea Crown Court heard. Ring-leaders Andrew Lowndes, aged 39, and Vincent Carter, aged 37, both from … Continue reading

West Wales biker gang leader sentenced over drug offences

A biker gang leader and his deputy were among eight men sentenced to a total of 28 years in prison for drug offences today at Swansea Crown Court. The head of  the Milford Haven branch of the Outlaws motorcycle gang – a rival of the Hells Angels biker gang – and his deputy were today jailed to … Continue reading

Increase in drug-related deaths in Wales

The number of drug related deaths in Wales is increasing, according to new figures. Statistics from the International Centre for Drugs Policy show 102 illicit drugs-related deaths recorded in Wales in 2009, up from 61 in 2006. The figures were obtained from infomation given by coroners to the International Centre for Drugs Policy. The Welsh … Continue reading

Man remanded in custody on drugs charge

A 52-year-old man arrested during a major probe involving police in London and Wales was this afternoon remanded in custody on a drugs charge. Ali Khan, of Caernarfon, North Wales, appeared before the town’s magistrates accused of possessing heroin with intent to supply on July 30 at his home. He didn’t indicate a plea and … Continue reading

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