While the NSW government is launching an enquiry into the impact, use and response to ice (aka crystal methamphetamine) the real question is will they actually listen to the experts?
Officers from Richmond Police District have arrested a man following the execution of a search warrant in Goonellabah.
A police strike force investigating the distribution of illicit drugs in the Lismore area has charged another man with drug supply offences.
Telephone intercepts discussing alleged cross-border drug runs to purchase ice in Queensland will be used in evidence against a Kyogle pensioner, a mother and her son in the District Court.
A drug and alcohol expert who is a keynote panellist at tomorrow’s forum on ice in Byron Bay says stigmatising users of the drug ice is counterproductive to users seeking help.
Two Lismore women have been charged with drug and traffic offences after being stopped by police in Goonellabah yesterday.
A ‘dob in a dealer’ campaign targeting the manufacture, supply and use of ‘ice’ (crystal methylamphetamine) in the Richmond Local Area Command recently has given police more than 40 leads in their bid to crack down on the increasing scourge in the community.
The federal government has committed $5.7 million in funding for north coast health services to tackle the fallout from the dangerous drug ice, which is impacting heavily on the regional community.
A 25-year-old man has been charged over alleged supply of the drug ice following a search warrant at Banora Point yesterday.
A 24-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been charged with drug offences following a search of a Ballina property yesterday.
Police yesterday charged two men and a woman after allegedly seizing drugs and firearms during a raid in East Lismore yesterday, as part of an ongoing investigation into the supply of methamphetamine (ice) in the Richmond Local Area Command.
A man will appear in court today after quantities of the drugs ‘ice’ and cannabis were found when a car was stopped in Lismore.
Perhaps we need to remind people that the reason ice-related homicides are on the front page of the newspaper is because they are rare; the reason alcohol-related homicides aren’t is because there are too many of them to report.
Linnie Lambrechtsen, Cawongla. Frankly, any monies spent on research which states little more than that ice may not yet be epidemic in proportion would be better spent on urgently meeting the needs of those impacted by this addiction.
A man who was high on the drug ice died after stabbing himself with a broken bottle as he walked down the street, a symposium on the drug held in Lismore last week heard.
Two alleged Rebels bikies are facing further charges of manufacturing methylamphetime (Speed and Ice) as police continue a crackdown on outlaw motorcycle gang activies.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says a new taskforce will seek to coordinate a national response to the growing ice epidemic.
Despite knowing about drug-taking and suicide attempts, the Navy never told the families of sailors from the same WA base who eventually killed themselves.
Police cracking down on the drug 'ice' (methamphetamine) raided three properties in and around Casino yesterday, making one arrest.
Decriminilasing marijuana would dramatically cut down the use of the more dangerous drug ‘ice’ which has seen an explosion in its use around regional NSW this year, according to Nimbin’s HEMP Embassy.
Shootings, robberies and non-domestic assaults have decreased in a successful quarter for NSW police, but ice use and domestic violence are still a worry.
A man has been charged after highway patrol officers allegedly discovered half a kilogram of the drug methylamphetamine (ice) in his van on the Pacific Highway on Monday afternoon.
A report has found 72,000 doses of the drug ice in waste from a Melbourne sewage treatment plant over two days.