Thursday, 15 April 2010

Mephedrone stocks seized before ban

Retailers are being asked to hand over stocks of the party drug mephedrone before it becomes illegal.

Council-employed trading standards officers in Norfolk have confiscated plant food believed to contain the drug and staff in Haringey, north London, have visited shops which they believe are selling it.

Councillor Paul Bettison, from the Local Government Association, said: "Council staff have not been idle ahead of the change in the rules. Work has been taking place to ensure supplies of mephedrone are handed over to the authorities so that this potentially damaging drug is cleared from shelves as quickly as possible."

 

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