Every year hundreds of children in Scotland lose a parent to a drug-related death a new report has shown.

In 2011 331 children lost a parent or a parental figure in there life as a result of drug abuse and in 2010 the figure was 238 so there has been a significant increase and in more than half of the deaths the substitute drug for heroin methadone was used.

Dr Roy Robertson said: “The deaths are partly the legacy of the large influx of drugs we saw in Scotland in the 1980s. Inevitably people are going to die younger as a result of this.”

Labour justice spokesman Lewis Macdonald said: “The number of drug deaths continues to rise and the trend is deeply worrying. While methadone is a valuable way of stabilising drug use, it can’t be seen to be the only solution for drug addiction. ”

Paul Tuohy, chief executive of substance abuse prevention charity Mentor argued: “We need to rethink our entire approach. If those parents who are dying now because of their drug misuse had been given proper support and effective preventative programmes at school, many would not have gone on to become addicted to drugs.”

Lastly a government spokeswoman said: “We are dealing with a long legacy of drug use. That’s why our strategy aims to ensure those who need treatment get it and why we have invested record amounts in front-line services to help people recover, £30.2 million in 2012-13, a rise of more than 20 per cent since 2006-07.”

Greater Manchester police targeted Manchester’s most wanted offender and done so by using 285 warrants between March 25 and April 14 which saw a total of £69,990 seized with 1,927 arrested out of the 3,163 known offenders visited.

The people arrested had involvement in a lot of different crimes with some drug-related crimes.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett, for Greater Manchester Police, said: “This operation has been one of our most successful force-wide operations to date with so many criminals being arrested and swept up off our streets.

“We have been working hard to clean our streets of the offenders causing the most harm to our communities; this is reflected in the overall results. As this operation has drawn to a close it is still business as usual for Greater Manchester Police.”

Cannabis factories were found in Salford and Wigan with eight people arrested for organised crime and 36 arrests for those who were apart of the drugs operation.

 

After Millwall’s antics in the FA Cup semi final against Wigan where hooligans began fighting each over in the stands and also fighting with police with one individual seen stealing a police man’s hat.

Now traces of cocaine have been found in the stadium which is thought to have fuelled the fans and begin fighting with each over.

The Sun found that 12 out of 25 cubicles had traces of cocaine.

Not only are the fans been taking cocaine but it has also been heard tht cannabis has been smelt in the stands.

These findings come after Millwalls despicable brawling at Wembley stadium between them self and the police in which one fan thought it would be smart to steal a police man’s hat but unfortunately for him the cameras caught him in the act.

After hearing these findings a spokesman of the club said:

“At every match, we do anti-smoking and anti-drug monitoring in toilets.

“Regular steward patrols are mounted and specific operations have led to arrests for possession of Class A drugs.

“However, if individuals lock themselves in toilet cubicles with the intention to use illegal substances it’s impossible to always identify them.

“Regrettably, if The Sun conducted a similar investigation in pubs, clubs, sports and music arenas in any inner-city area, these findings would undoubtedly be replicated.”

 

Kim porter, an ex-girlfriend of P.Diddy is being of accused of using Cocaine around their twin daughters.

Kim’s nanny from 2011-2012 has also provided some information to back the accusation saying that one time she drove them to school they were covered in white powder adding that the twins had got hold of a bag containing the cocaine and capsules that contained a powder substance.

Once the Nanny had confronted her about the cocaine around the house Mrs Porter claimed that it was medicine.

The nanny named Dawn Drago also says that Kim porter did not take the childrens health into consideration saying that she would smoke marijuana in the house whilst the children were there thus promoting passive smoking.

P.Diddy or Porter have both decided to not release a statement about the case.

Marijuana-Scented cards are being posted to hundreds of households in an attempt to track down growing farms more efficiently.

The cards which once scratched with finger nail or coin similar to scratch card lets of a scent similar to weed that will give home owners a better understanding of what it actually smells like so that if they do smell this they can immediately report it to the police. Some residents maybe living next to a farm but just do not realise because they don’t know what weed smells like.

Crime stoppers the charity that runs this little operation have said that the cards will help people recognise the smell.

They also added that their was a 15% rise in the number farms found in homes between 2011 and 2012.

 

 

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officials at Montreal’s Pierre Elliot Trudeau International Airport have seized 32 kilograms that was disguised as soy milk.

The man who was responsible for trying to smuggle these drugs into Canada was flying from Jamaica.

Officers searched the two suitcases that the man had with him and found 63 containers of soy milk which when later tested was found that they contained cocaine.

The investigation had now been handed over to the RCMP.

The border service agency has reported that they had made 205 drug seizures at Trudeau airport last year.

Police seized over 7500 plants estimated a street value of £3.5 Million after police run a series of raids in South Wales and West England.

As a result eight people have been arrested during the big operation which was run on both sides of the the Severn Bridge at the same time.

A police spokesman said: “Today’s action brings to an end to a two-and-a-half year operation resulting in the total seizure of 7,500 cannabis plants worth an estimated £3.5m and more than £400,000 in cash.”

over 150 cannabis plants were seized just days before they would have been released onto the street.

The plants were found hanging from the ceiling in a bedroom in a terraced property in Beeston where the plants were drying.

The plants would have been shipped of into the streets after they had been dried and bagged and where estimated to make thousands of pounds.

Sgt Diane Whiteside, of Holbeck Neighbourhood Policing Team, said :

“When we find them, it tends to be in the growing stage, so this was a very unusual one.

“I’ve been in the police for 10 years and this is the first time I’ve seen a cannabis farm in this state.

“There is a two to three-day period when it is being hung to dry like this. It would have been going out in the next few days, so it’s a good job we got there.”

The factory was found after someone had reported a break in to the 3 storey property on Tuesday evening.

 

Brad Pitt and other colleagues have been praising Barack Obama’s stance on drugs.

The massacre that took place on Friday which saw the death of 20 children 6 teachers and the killers own mother has been put on top of Baracks priority list and he has even spoke out that pot users will not be prosecuted at this current moment as it is not a top priority after Washington and Colorado legalized marijuana in November during the election.

Pitt, Russell Simmons, Danny Glover and John Legend are all executive producers on the documentary ‘House I Live In’ which focusses on the human rights injustices as a result of america’s anti-drug war.

The producers said this: ”President Obama should be commended for expressing the will of the people in Colorado and Washington, Our jails are overburdened with nonviolent drug users in this country, too often serving harsher sentences than violent criminals. This defies all common and economic sense.

“The President’s statement reflects a saner and more sensible drug policy, and a step away from the decades long failed war on drugs.”

 

 

Blackpools deputy coroner has warned heroin users to be on their guard as police have received information that a bad batch of of heroin could potentially be going round and is very dangerous.

Christopher Beverley, deputy coroner said: “As it is coming up to Christmas, where there are lots of parties and social functions and so on, people who are perhaps having a few to drink might be tempted to not question where the drugs are coming from.

“Everybody must be absolutely on alert.

“Obviously the use of any heroin is putting your life in danger, and we must all take very seriously indeed any warning that comes from the police about a particularly lethal batch which may have been put forward to local members of the community.”

Det Supt Lee Halstead said: “It would be remiss of us not to issue a warning to drug users to be mindful that there may be a particular batch out on the streets that could prove lethal.

“Our advice would be for users to seek immediate medical attention if they notice any different symptoms or start to feel unwell.”