Alert over new death-link party drug Mexxy

A PARTY drug which has been linked to a series of deaths in the UK could flood the streets of Jersey in the next year, health professionals have warned.

Michael Gafoor, director of the States Alcohol and Drug Service,
Michael Gafoor, director of the States Alcohol and Drug Service,

A PARTY drug which has been linked to a series of deaths in the UK could flood the streets of Jersey in the next year, health professionals have warned.

Methoxetamine – a former ‘legal high’ which last year became a class C substance in Jersey – is expected to be the next designer drug in the Jersey club scene.

Michael Gafoor, director of the States Alcohol and Drug Service, said that although the drug was already occasionally available on the streets of Jersey, it was likely to become a much bigger problem in the coming months.

Following serious concerns about its health effects, methoxetamine last year became the first drug in the UK to be banned temporarily under new government powers. It is now due to be upgraded to a class B in Jersey.

Comments for: "Alert over new death-link party drug Mexxy"

Sensible

Have the JEP suddenly found the word "Flood"!?! Its used in every flooding article recently........

adder

legalise the plant who can ban gods work only a fool

adder

phenylbutazone in horsemeat what you doing about that then gaffoor

CC

Must say I always have a giggle at headlines like that 'DEATH-LINK'...Oh! The humanity! Just off the top of my head and in no particular order, here is a list of substances, hobbies, sports, pass times etc that have a potential 'death-link', and in most cases have been long proven to have killed someone at some point. OK: Alcohol, tobacco, peanuts, water, most legal pharmaceuticals, all forms of motorised transport, many forms on non powered transport, all forms of motor racing, many forms of non powered racing, sky diving, rock climbing, horse riding, scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, football, rugby, golf, swimming, zorbing, bungee jumping, skateboarding, mountain biking, hiking, traveling, accidents in the home, electricity, any and all heavy objects, too much pressure, not enough pressure, matter, antimatter.....I could go on and on and on, but I think I've made my point. I demand that due to the 'death links' of all the above, we immediately ban the universe...CC out...

white dove

more scare mongering and still no one dares take the bull by the horns and deal with the problem, what is gained by pictures of arms with needles hanging out of them?, blood dripping from them, on a floor like the person is laying dead, AS SURE AS SOME PEOPLE DIE FROM DRUG TAKING MANY MORE DO NOT, WE ALL KNOW THAT THE PROBLEMS STEM FROM THE UNKNOWN QUALITY AND STRENGTHS OF STREET DRUGS,AND STILL WE BURY OUR HEADS IN THE SAND, IMAGINE THE MONEY THAT WOULD GO BACK INTO CIRCULATION NO TO MENTION THE TAX EARNED FROM BEING BRAVE ENOUGH TO CHANGE YOUR FAILING DRUG LAWS, AND AS A BONUS LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF LIVES YOU WILL SAVE, THE DRUG LAWS HAVE BEEN WRONG UP TO NOW SO WHY KEEP PUSHING THEM?

Christopher

Firstly, i very much doubt that 40% of clubbers in the UK are using MXE. If you look at online forums there is very little talk of MXE since it has been banned. It's cousin Ketamine is a much more widely used substance!

Secondly, MXE does not come in pills it is a powder, very bad journalism JEP.

Sorry but this seems like a very random guess for Mr Gafoor and an excuse to upgrade MXE to Class B the same as the UK.

I would be a LOT more worried about the contaminated Ecstasy pills going round in the UK that contain PMA.

PMA is a VERY dangerous drug indeed, no bullsh*t scaremongering needed. It has been responsible for LOT of deaths worldwide, and this is the sort of thing Mr Gafoor should be reporting on! If a batch of the contaminated pills reaches Jersey there could be very serious consequences indeed!

Sephira

CC is on the ball here.

I too think think the universe is far to inhospitable with all its feasibilities. If we could ban all possibilities that coudl lead to damage then we could give a sign of contentment as society knowing that nothing bad could ever happen. Although we might get a little bored.

I thought the golden rule was Do as you wish, harming none. Your body is your business. My body is my business. And its all one body anyway.

Where's God when you need to sue him.