Preston drugs users deal safely online – police close ‘illegal’ forum
HAVE you ever bought illegal drugs online? It seems like a good idea for drug users to buy and deal from the comfort of their own mobile phone or PC. It makes the job of the police easier, the streets less iffy and enables bad dealers of corrupted narcotics to be exposed and thus cause less damage to the public’s health.
But it is illegal. The Lancashire Evening Post reports on “brazen drug users and dealers” using an internet forum to buy and sell illegal drugs in Preston. The paper does not name the forum but does identify the drugs: cannabis, valium, diazepam, tramadol and amphetamine.
Three of those are prescription drugs. Cannabis should be. Amphetamine was once a treatment for low blood pressure, asthma, migraine and slimming.
There is no proof of any drugs having been dealt.
Today police thanked the LEP for highlighting the sick pages and pledged to investigate the illegal trade.
How? By looking at user’s IP addresses? What does that prove? Nothing.
A spokesman for Lancashire Police tells the paper:
“We would like to thank the Lancashire Evening Post for bringing this site to our attention and we have now reported these pages to the site administrators.”
“I’d remind people that quite apart from the fact buying illegal drugs online is a criminal offence, there is also a danger in buying any of these substances online as you simply do not know what you are going to get.”
Whereas on the street or in the club you know exactly what you are going to get, right?
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