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MAP - Drugnews - Scotland

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Published: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 01:32:59 -0700

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Scotland: We've Made A Real Hash Of It: Cops Promote A Website

Sun, 12 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Record, 12 Jun 2005 - Dopey cops warning shopkeepers about the law on cannabis pipes are directing them to a website which campaigns to legalise the drug. The gaffe by Strathclyde Police comes after a Glasgow trader had UKP 3000-worth of stock seized.

Scotland: Paton's Drug Fine Sparks New Legal Row

Wed, 30 Jun 2004 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 30 Jun 2004 - Former Bay City Rollers boss Tam Paton's record fine for drug offences has started a legal row. Prosecutors say the pop promoter turned property tycoon should not have been ordered to pay a UKP 200,000 penalty before they had been given time to go through his books in search of possible profits from drug-dealing.

Scotland: Kirkcudbright Has A Raging Drug Problem

Thu, 19 Sep 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Galloway News, 19 Sep 2002 - Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum Councillor Says Residents of Kirkcudbright have been told to wake up to the escalating drugs problem facing them. A stark picture of a growing drugs culture affecting all walks of life has been painted by a community councillor and backed up by her fellow members.

Scotland: Drugs With A Street Value Of 1.3 Ukp Million Have

Thu, 19 Sep 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Evening Express, 19 Sep 2002 - The massive heroin haul was made on the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road at the Airport roundabout just outside Bucksburn. The success came just three weeks after 1 million UKP of drugs were recovered at the Bridge of Dee.

Scotland: Crack Cocaine Takes Over In Clubs

Tue, 10 Sep 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Edinburgh Evening News, 10 Sep 2002 - POLICE have launched a website to warn parents and children of the dangers of crack cocaine following a dramatic rise in its use. The taking of crack and cocaine powder has increased by more than 200 per cent in Scotland in the past five years.

Scotland: Drugs Initiative Targets Families Of Abusers

Sat, 25 May 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 25 May 2002 - THE Scottish Executive launched its latest drugs initiative yesterday, targeting the families of abusers. A two-day conference in Glasgow played host to more than 100 people in a move which aims to focus on the problems experienced by those living with an abuser.

Scotland: Prescribing Heroin 'A Necessary Evil'

Mon, 20 May 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 20 May 2002 - PRESCRIBING heroin on the NHS may be a "necessary evil" to tackle Scotland's worsening drug addiction problem, campaigners said yesterday. Alastair Ramsay, the director of Scotland Against Drugs, said giving GPs the authority to prescribe heroin would help drug users to access medical services for treatment and help reduce the damaging effects of drug-related crime.

Scotland: Editorial: Verdict On Drugs Courts

Tue, 14 May 2002 07:00:00 GMT

The Herald, 14 May 2002 - Scheme Seems To Be Producing Welcome Results We would expect the Scottish Executive to be upbeat about the early results of a novel initiative it is supporting with public funds to reduce drug abuse and drug-related crime.

Scotland: Scotland Left Wide Open To Drugs

Mon, 13 May 2002 07:00:00 GMT

Scotsman, 13 May 2002 - POLITICIANS are to press for a review of controversial changes to customs and excise services in Scotland - as senior officials claimed its coastline had become a "soft touch" for smugglers. The Scotsman understands that a report by a Westminster select committee this week will voice serious concerns over surveillance and security along beaches and remote harbours, particularly in the north-east and west.