Drug dealer jailed for a year after cannabis factory raided in West Howe

LOCKED UP: Ngu is led away from the factory

LOCKED UP: Ngu is led away from the factory

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A DRUG dealer has been jailed for a year after a cannabis factory in West Howe was raided last month.

Ngoc Deip Ngu was sentenced to 12 months’ imprisonment at Bournemouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis, a Class B drug.

Ngu, 44, who was arrested at the scene of the raid in Moorside Road at around 9am on Thursday, March 27, initially denied the crime and it was listed for trial.

During the bust more than 20 officers, arriving on the scene in two vans, three 4x4 vehicles and other cars and acting on a Misuse of Drugs Act warrant, smashed their way into a house using a battering ram, taking Ngu by surprise.

He was arrested on suspicion of cultivating controlled substances. The police called in electricity officials to make the property safe before examining the interior, where they found ‘a large amount of suspected controlled substances’.

Ngu, of no fixed abode, denied a separate, less serious count of abstracting electricity and no evidence was offered by the Crown.

Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth.

“This was a successful, proactive operation undertaken by the West Howe Safer Neighbourhood Team, which has greatly assisted in reducing the accessibility of cannabis to the local area.

“The sentencing sends a clear message to all concerned in the production, distribution and use of drugs that these crimes will not be tolerated.

“Dorset Police will take action against offenders and bring them to justice.”

To contact police with information about suspected illegal drug use and supply call 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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12:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

High Treason says...

Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough.
Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough. High Treason
  • Score: 33

12:28pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Ken Budd says...

High Treason wrote:
Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough.
I know a young guy here (age 26) who was only the driver in a drug deal, 1st. offence, and got 25 years...the police comment "the severity of the sentence" is a joke.
[quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough.[/p][/quote]I know a young guy here (age 26) who was only the driver in a drug deal, 1st. offence, and got 25 years...the police comment "the severity of the sentence" is a joke. Ken Budd
  • Score: 21

12:36pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Bob49 says...

err, what is he doing in the country .... apart from the obvious ?
err, what is he doing in the country .... apart from the obvious ? Bob49
  • Score: 25

12:45pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Townee says...

Any one caught who is an immigrant doing anything illegal should be deported no if no butts. Send a clear message this country doesn't allow anyone who wants to live in this country to break the law.
If they have a family they will also be extradited to the country they came from no human rights no appeal do the crime you go home with your family.
You want a better life, then you follow our laws and you are welcome
Any one caught who is an immigrant doing anything illegal should be deported no if no butts. Send a clear message this country doesn't allow anyone who wants to live in this country to break the law. If they have a family they will also be extradited to the country they came from no human rights no appeal do the crime you go home with your family. You want a better life, then you follow our laws and you are welcome Townee
  • Score: 46

12:51pm Mon 14 Apr 14

muscliffman says...

Why should we pay to keep these people in a UK prison at all, even when we all know it will be six months or less before he will be back out at 'no fixed abode' dealing and thieving again. Deport this sort of scum - NOW!

No wonder UKIP are flying ever higher........
Why should we pay to keep these people in a UK prison at all, even when we all know it will be six months or less before he will be back out at 'no fixed abode' dealing and thieving again. Deport this sort of scum - NOW! No wonder UKIP are flying ever higher........ muscliffman
  • Score: 41

12:52pm Mon 14 Apr 14

politicaltrainspotter says...

Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth.

What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case.

I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.'
Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth. What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case. I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.' politicaltrainspotter
  • Score: 23

1:48pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BarrHumbug says...

Seems like a big police presence to nick one bloke, wonder who brought the snacks?
Seems like a big police presence to nick one bloke, wonder who brought the snacks? BarrHumbug
  • Score: 8

1:55pm Mon 14 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

With a name like that it's unlikely he's European,

Will he be deported when he's served his sentence?

12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money.
With a name like that it's unlikely he's European, Will he be deported when he's served his sentence? 12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money. JackJohnson
  • Score: 9

2:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Por Speller says...

JackJohnson wrote:
With a name like that it's unlikely he's European,

Will he be deported when he's served his sentence?

12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money.
Stunning levels of ignorance on display here and above.
What's a European name? How do you know he's not British? Do you think British people (the largest consumers of legal and illegal drugs in Europe) are welcome wherever they go?
Echo comments section: THE in-place for swivel-eyed loons
[quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: With a name like that it's unlikely he's European, Will he be deported when he's served his sentence? 12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money.[/p][/quote]Stunning levels of ignorance on display here and above. What's a European name? How do you know he's not British? Do you think British people (the largest consumers of legal and illegal drugs in Europe) are welcome wherever they go? Echo comments section: THE in-place for swivel-eyed loons Por Speller
  • Score: -7

2:33pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Marty Caine UKIP says...

1 Year sentence is a joke but not as big as one as the Police saying it is a severe sentence, no wonder we are losing the war on drugs. If someone comes to this country with the sole intention of breaking our laws they should be deported, why should taxpayers have to pay to house and feed them in prison. If a crime is committed by a Brit, the sentence should reflect the crime and be long enough to really act as a deterrent to others. When will they finally realise that this softly softly approach simply doesn't work!
1 Year sentence is a joke but not as big as one as the Police saying it is a severe sentence, no wonder we are losing the war on drugs. If someone comes to this country with the sole intention of breaking our laws they should be deported, why should taxpayers have to pay to house and feed them in prison. If a crime is committed by a Brit, the sentence should reflect the crime and be long enough to really act as a deterrent to others. When will they finally realise that this softly softly approach simply doesn't work! Marty Caine UKIP
  • Score: 7

3:49pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sir Beachy Head says...

"Ngu" wow that is a really short surname. The only person that I can think of that beats it on overall shortness and frugaliy of lettering is the snooker player Marco Fu.
"Ngu" wow that is a really short surname. The only person that I can think of that beats it on overall shortness and frugaliy of lettering is the snooker player Marco Fu. Sir Beachy Head
  • Score: -4

3:59pm Mon 14 Apr 14

HDI says...

Probably trafficked into the country with the promise of a well paid job and locked into the house as an unpaid "farmer" to work off his debt.

If that's the case he's as much a victim as those who buy from the gang who're running the operation and fear for his family would have kept his lips sealed when asked to identify his "superiors".

The electricity theft was obviously a safety issue, but I hope the police found out who was collecting the crop before their raid.
Probably trafficked into the country with the promise of a well paid job and locked into the house as an unpaid "farmer" to work off his debt. If that's the case he's as much a victim as those who buy from the gang who're running the operation and fear for his family would have kept his lips sealed when asked to identify his "superiors". The electricity theft was obviously a safety issue, but I hope the police found out who was collecting the crop before their raid. HDI
  • Score: 3

4:11pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MMM444 says...

This has Judge Sam Wiggs written all over it
This has Judge Sam Wiggs written all over it MMM444
  • Score: 7

4:27pm Mon 14 Apr 14

GeorgeW64 says...

What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.
What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money. GeorgeW64
  • Score: 5

4:37pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Jo__Go says...

So he's cultivating dope at an address in West Howe, but he is 'of no fixed abode' ... how does that work then? Whose house is it? Does Ngu just pop in every day or so to water the plants?
So he's cultivating dope at an address in West Howe, but he is 'of no fixed abode' ... how does that work then? Whose house is it? Does Ngu just pop in every day or so to water the plants? Jo__Go
  • Score: 10

4:49pm Mon 14 Apr 14

saynomore says...

“The sentencing sends a clear message to all concerned in the production, distribution and use of drugs that these crimes will not be tolerated.

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!
“The sentencing sends a clear message to all concerned in the production, distribution and use of drugs that these crimes will not be tolerated. WHAT!!!!!!!!!!! saynomore
  • Score: 5

4:58pm Mon 14 Apr 14

chris100 says...

Legalise it !!!!!!!!!!!
Legalise it !!!!!!!!!!! chris100
  • Score: -9

5:22pm Mon 14 Apr 14

djd says...

When was likely brought over yo this country specifically to look after the cannabis factory.
He admits the offence and does the time, but the mastermind behind it all gets away scot free and is no doubt trawling Vietnam for another mug to look after another cannabis factory.
This man was here solely to look after the factory and to take any heat off the main man. Did a good job, didn't her?
When was likely brought over yo this country specifically to look after the cannabis factory. He admits the offence and does the time, but the mastermind behind it all gets away scot free and is no doubt trawling Vietnam for another mug to look after another cannabis factory. This man was here solely to look after the factory and to take any heat off the main man. Did a good job, didn't her? djd
  • Score: 3

5:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth.

What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case.

I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.'
Just another 'Common Purpose" trained apparatchik following the usual brainwashed mantra......People of England - Wise Up......before it is too late.
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth. What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case. I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.'[/p][/quote]Just another 'Common Purpose" trained apparatchik following the usual brainwashed mantra......People of England - Wise Up......before it is too late. O'Reilly
  • Score: 0

5:29pm Mon 14 Apr 14

O'Reilly says...

politicaltrainspotte
r
wrote:
Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth.

What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case.

I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.'
Just another 'Common Purpose" trained apparatchik following the usual brainwashed mantra......People of England - Wise Up......before it is too late.
[quote][p][bold]politicaltrainspotte r[/bold] wrote: Police Inspector Andy Edwards, of Bournemouth police, said: “Dorset Police welcomes the severity of the sentence handed down to Ngoc Ngu for his role in the supply of illegal and harmful drugs to communities in Bournemouth. What severity ? and it does not send out a clear message to drug dealers.In fact, i think it would encourage them He'll be out in six months with a £200 dispensation allowance and a rail warrant.So is this case. I rather Insp Edwards tell the truth then toe the line and say We are disappointed with the judgement.We as the police and the community should feel let down by this sentence.'[/p][/quote]Just another 'Common Purpose" trained apparatchik following the usual brainwashed mantra......People of England - Wise Up......before it is too late. O'Reilly
  • Score: -4

5:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

breamoreboy says...

GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.
Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.
[quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.[/p][/quote]Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause. breamoreboy
  • Score: 2

6:45pm Mon 14 Apr 14

BackOfTheNet says...

breamoreboy wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.
Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.
Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all.
[quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.[/p][/quote]Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.[/p][/quote]Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all. BackOfTheNet
  • Score: 2

7:05pm Mon 14 Apr 14

MMM444 says...

Ngoc Ngu, that sounds like a Vietnamese name, How the hell did he get here??is his visa valied, doubt it, What a joke of a country this is
Ngoc Ngu, that sounds like a Vietnamese name, How the hell did he get here??is his visa valied, doubt it, What a joke of a country this is MMM444
  • Score: 5

9:20pm Mon 14 Apr 14

GAHmusic says...

There is no way this is his operation he is obviously either trafficked in or paid to do it poor sap, no doubt some mr big somewhere is already planning the replacement factory and worker, just a small inconvienience to him hardly a deterent.
There is no way this is his operation he is obviously either trafficked in or paid to do it poor sap, no doubt some mr big somewhere is already planning the replacement factory and worker, just a small inconvienience to him hardly a deterent. GAHmusic
  • Score: 4

10:39pm Mon 14 Apr 14

roguetrader666 says...

For those who think the landlord should have checked up on his property, it is now more difficult to do thanks to the Tenants Charter. Once a property Is rented it is deemed the renters property as much as if they owned it and they can refuse the landlord access.
For those who think the landlord should have checked up on his property, it is now more difficult to do thanks to the Tenants Charter. Once a property Is rented it is deemed the renters property as much as if they owned it and they can refuse the landlord access. roguetrader666
  • Score: 2

10:42pm Mon 14 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Sounds southeast Asian or similar. I go to this part of the world and get involved in drugs I would probably be executed. He comes here gets 3 meals a day tv in his cell and a roof over his head. Now let me think who has got this right?????????? Not bloody us.
Sounds southeast Asian or similar. I go to this part of the world and get involved in drugs I would probably be executed. He comes here gets 3 meals a day tv in his cell and a roof over his head. Now let me think who has got this right?????????? Not bloody us. glendower2909
  • Score: 6

12:56am Tue 15 Apr 14

HRH of Boscombe says...

Ken Budd wrote:
High Treason wrote:
Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough.
I know a young guy here (age 26) who was only the driver in a drug deal, 1st. offence, and got 25 years...the police comment "the severity of the sentence" is a joke.
He's just the gardener! These pot houses are run by Vietnamese gangsters.
.
This arrest is pointless. If the Police had any gumption they would look for his employers. Bit out of their league though :/
[quote][p][bold]Ken Budd[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]High Treason[/bold] wrote: Joy oh joy. 12 months out in less than six. Being deported, no way. So crime does pay. Why bother to work, pay taxes. Just be clever at crime, make large amounts of money, tax free. Free electricity, his costs never rose because he bypassed the meter. 10 years, reclaim the electricity costs plus repairs. Claim the police time and deport him. If the house is rented claim from the landlord for not checking on his property often enough.[/p][/quote]I know a young guy here (age 26) who was only the driver in a drug deal, 1st. offence, and got 25 years...the police comment "the severity of the sentence" is a joke.[/p][/quote]He's just the gardener! These pot houses are run by Vietnamese gangsters. . This arrest is pointless. If the Police had any gumption they would look for his employers. Bit out of their league though :/ HRH of Boscombe
  • Score: -3

8:47am Tue 15 Apr 14

JackJohnson says...

Por Speller wrote:
JackJohnson wrote:
With a name like that it's unlikely he's European,

Will he be deported when he's served his sentence?

12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money.
Stunning levels of ignorance on display here and above.
What's a European name? How do you know he's not British? Do you think British people (the largest consumers of legal and illegal drugs in Europe) are welcome wherever they go?
Echo comments section: THE in-place for swivel-eyed loons
Stunning lack of comprehension here. Do you undertand the meaning of the word 'unlikely'. To save you googling it - it means that there's a 'low probability'. He might be English or European, but it's improbable. The name does not follow any European conventions . I should think he's Asian. Probably, as other commenters have stated, Vietnamese. If he's a victim of slavery he'll probably be pleased to go home to his family and friends.

No, I do not think that European drug dealers are welcome. I think that because they are from a country that is a member of the European Union it may legally be very difficult to deport them.

IMHO a drug producer/grower, dealer or user is not welcome anywhere, although I would be more tolerant of a true medicinal user (as opposed to a user who claims it's for medicinal use as an excuse).
[quote][p][bold]Por Speller[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JackJohnson[/bold] wrote: With a name like that it's unlikely he's European, Will he be deported when he's served his sentence? 12 months? He'll be out in 6, minus any time he's already served on remand. This is not a deterrent. It's an invitation to take some time out at the tax-payers' expense. Unfortunately, it's an open invitation for anybody with green fingers and the desire to earn some money.[/p][/quote]Stunning levels of ignorance on display here and above. What's a European name? How do you know he's not British? Do you think British people (the largest consumers of legal and illegal drugs in Europe) are welcome wherever they go? Echo comments section: THE in-place for swivel-eyed loons[/p][/quote]Stunning lack of comprehension here. Do you undertand the meaning of the word 'unlikely'. To save you googling it - it means that there's a 'low probability'. He might be English or European, but it's improbable. The name does not follow any European conventions . I should think he's Asian. Probably, as other commenters have stated, Vietnamese. If he's a victim of slavery he'll probably be pleased to go home to his family and friends. No, I do not think that European drug dealers are welcome. I think that because they are from a country that is a member of the European Union it may legally be very difficult to deport them. IMHO a drug producer/grower, dealer or user is not welcome anywhere, although I would be more tolerant of a true medicinal user (as opposed to a user who claims it's for medicinal use as an excuse). JackJohnson
  • Score: 4

9:22am Tue 15 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.
Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.
Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all.
"No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users"

That's a big claim, like to see your evidence on that.
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.[/p][/quote]Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.[/p][/quote]Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all.[/p][/quote]"No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users" That's a big claim, like to see your evidence on that. Dr Martin
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Tue 15 Apr 14

glendower2909 says...

Solve the drug issue in 6 months. Compulsory treatment for all addicts. If refuse lock them up. Amazing what some real cold turkey would do. Publicly shoot anyone caught supplying and or dealing drugs. Net result = no drug problems.
Solve the drug issue in 6 months. Compulsory treatment for all addicts. If refuse lock them up. Amazing what some real cold turkey would do. Publicly shoot anyone caught supplying and or dealing drugs. Net result = no drug problems. glendower2909
  • Score: 1

2:15pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

BackOfTheNet wrote:
breamoreboy wrote:
GeorgeW64 wrote:
What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.
Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.
Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all.
still waiting for this evidence ......
[quote][p][bold]BackOfTheNet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]breamoreboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GeorgeW64[/bold] wrote: What a waste of tax payers money, Legalise it and tax it, instead of wasting money the government would be making money.[/p][/quote]Great idea. The only minor little snag I can think of is the extra costs that the NHS will have to bear owing to the additional mental health problems that this would cause.[/p][/quote]Odd comment. No country that has legalised or decriminalised has seen an increase in users. The huge sums that could be brought in through taxation could be used to improve mental health services for all.[/p][/quote]still waiting for this evidence ...... Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

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