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Meow Meow: Rebecca Cardwell Was Killed By Government’s Failed Drugs Policy And Greed

by | 14th, October 2010

MEOW Meow: Yesterday we told you that Rebecca Cardwell, 19, died after a taking a combination of four drugs she and four friends bough in a £25 wrap. At Burnley magistrates’ court Pathologist Dr Abdul Al-Dawoud says the mephedrone in her system was more than three times the normal level for recreational use ”.

The papers all fully agree that meow meow killed Rebecca Cardwell. It was not the other three drugs nor the combined effects of all four that killed her. It was meow meow, that headline–making drug the outgoing Labour government hastily banned in a bid to look tough.

No-one died from mephedrone before the ban. When it was legal it could be bought over the counter. The punters knew it was toxic but knew what toxins they were buying. On its own, meow meow has not killed anyone. Now, you buy it and take your chances.

The powders Miss Cardwell took contained mephedrone, benzylapiperazine (BZP), trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) and amphetamines. The coroner says the cause of death as the toxic effect of all four substances

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