A bin full of exposed syringes was planted near a Kings Cross
injecting clinic to discredit the centre, its medical director says.
A Sydney newspaper today published photographs of about 100
"potentially deadly blood-tainted needles" dumped near the clinic and
called for the centre to be shut down.
"It's been said before, but it needs to be said again and again until
it is done - this place needs to be shut down now," said the Daily
Telegraph newspaper in an editorial.
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Eddie Harris "did not like screaming and hollering. It bugged his
head," his mother, Rebecca Anderson, said.
He was more of the type to avoid confrontation, a "follower,"
Anderson said -- definitely not the type to lead a raid to rip off a
marijuana dealer, carrying a loaded shotgun.
Harris, 24, was shot dead in the home of a marijuana dealer March 16,
a Thursday. Also killed was his companion, Jaeson Shepard.
When Anderson's daughter, Leah told her Eddie was dead, "I figured it
was a drug overdose, I thought suicide, because Eddie was having a
tough time," she said. "I never would have expected him to be shot."
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For Openers, It Held About $500,000 Worth Of Marijuana Plants.
It had something to do with the pegboard.
What Eddie Harris and Jaeson Shepard died for, the reason Erin Van
Epps was shot at, and why police suspect Brad Fandrich took his own
life, was behind the pegboard in the basement.
Harris, Shepard and Van Epps drove to Brad and Jeanna Fandrich's home
on Highway N in the town of Argyle in March because, police believe,
they had heard marijuana was growing there, and they wanted to steal it.
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Some Manawatu schools are paying for private dog services to ensure
schools are kept drug-free, at a cost of $1500 a time.
Palmerston North Boys' High School conducts up to seven searches a year.
There is no funding available and the Ministry of Education offers no
guidelines for schools to follow.
Boys' High rector Tim O'Connor said he wrote to the ministry to
request funding, but -was declined.
"I think this is an indictment on the ministry - they don't know
what's happening in the real world," Mr O'Connor said.
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Tulsa Recovery House Focuses on the Spiritual
"Jerred" (not his real name) had always been a violent person. There
seemed within him an angst, a pain too deep for his understanding, yet
prevalent in every part of his being. That pain expressed in rage, and
that rage in violence. Where did the pain come from? It had always
been there. Why was he different? He didn't know, but his difference
would dominate. Power was essential, and that was the draw of
methamphetamine, otherwise known as "speed", "crystal", "zoom", "ice".
When he was on it, he felt powerful.
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With its temporary moratorium set to expire, the Folsom City Council
was expected to adopt a permanent ban against operating medical
marijuana dispensaries in the city at last night's meeting.
Citing a conflict between state and federal law and a feared burden
on police services, city council members held a public hearing on the
prohibitive ordinance at its July 11 meeting. No residents stepped
forward to offer comments.
Interim Assistant Community Development Department Director Gail
Furness De Pardo said last week she couldn't see "why it wouldn't be
adopted." Results of the meeting were unknown at press time.
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Ashley O'Donoghue is a low-level, nonviolent offender currently
serving a 7-to-21-year sentence for the sale of 2 1/2 ounces of
cocaine. In September 2003, the Oneida County district attorney
claimed that the 20-year-old was a major drug kingpin and needed to
face a life sentence under the Rockefeller Drug Laws.
Reacting to a commonly used scare tactic, O'Donoghue agreed to a plea
bargain. His A-1 felony, the highest possible felony, was reduced to a
B felony. Like magic, O'Donoghue was no longer a kingpin - that is, a
drug dealer distributing extraordinarily large quantities.
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