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12-24-06, 10:18 AM #1
'Bad heroin' claims eighth victimA eighth person has died in London after taking what is believed to be contaminated heroin.
The latest death was discovered on Thursday when the body of a man was found in Plumstead, south-east London.
Police said they were concerned for another man who was last seen at the address on Tuesday.
In November, four drug users in Lambeth and Ilford died, and last week three people in Hackney were found dead. Officers say the deaths may be linked.
Detectives in Ilford east London, said the batch of drugs was "particularly lethal".
A spokesman for Greenwich police, who are investigating the death in Plumstead, said: "Although a cause of death has yet to be determined, we strongly believe it to be drug related and consequently are investigating the possibility that a 'contaminated batch' of drugs, maybe heroin, is in circulation."
The first deaths were reported early in November when one man in Stockwell and one in Kennington, both in Lambeth, south London, were found dead.
A few days later two men were found dead at an address in Ilford, east London. One victim was found clutching a syringe.
And last week, two men and a woman died in Hackney.
Harry Shapiro, from the drug charity DrugScope, said it was likely the deaths were a result of the same bad batch of heroin.
"Every so often you do seem to get these cluster of deaths around the country and they are often linked to the same bad batch," he said.
"Normally, it is because the heroin is very strong and not what the addicts are normally used to.
"But heroin can also be infected when it is stored underground and it picks up soil bacteria."
Very mixed feelings on this any deaths are tragic but drug users are criminals who are taking part in the largest and most dangerous criminal enterprise and abusing there bodies aswell as the suffering they have caused to their families, friends, victims and anyone else they come into contact with.
12-24-06, 11:00 AM #2
I'm not shedding any tears on this.
12-24-06, 12:12 PM #3
It's like they say in Vegas: You pays your money, you takes your chances.The virtue of spirit has no need for thanks or approval. Only the certain conviction that what has been done is right. -Jor El, as played by Marlon Brando
12-24-06, 01:05 PM #4
It's called a choice. No one forces a drug abuser to use. Let them take the responsibility.
12-24-06, 03:25 PM #5
So let me get this straight......there's good heroin?
"Somewhere a True Believer is training to kill you.
He is training with minimum food or water, in austere conditions, day and night.
The only thing clean on him is his weapon.
He doesn't worry about what workout to do---his rucksack weighs what it weighs, and he runs until the enemy stops chasing him.
The True Believer doesn't care "how hard it is"; he knows he either wins or he dies.
He doesn't go home at 1700; he is home.
He knows only the Cause.
Now, who wants to quit?"
"I am only one, but I am one. I can not do everything, but I can do something. And because I can not do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do I should do. And what I should do, by the Grace of God, I will do."
Edward Everett Hale
12-25-06, 02:22 AM #6
12-25-06, 04:15 AM #7
Sounds like an episode of L.A. Dragnet that I saw a few years ago and then two weeks ago on the Sleuth Channel. Oh well the herd needs thinning i guess
12-25-06, 01:46 PM #8
Yeah, let's legalize THAT stuff! It'll take care of a few problems all at once.
I think drug OD's like this should be ruled suicide.\\` ` ` ` < ` )___/\
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"...but to forget your duck, of course, means you're really screwed." - Gary Larson
12-25-06, 02:17 PM #9
"A strong man stands up for himself. A stronger man stands up for others."
The old sheriff was attending an awards dinner when a lady commented
on his wearing his sidearm. "Sheriff, I see you have your pistol. Are you
expecting trouble?" "No Ma'am. If I were expecting trouble, I would have
brought my rifle."
(just stole this one hope you don't mind)
The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant,
it is just that they know so much that isn't so.
President Ronald Reagan
12-26-06, 12:37 AM #10
"natural selection"There are only two kinds of real justice left: street and poetic...
Canada, huh? Almost made it...
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12-26-06, 04:18 AM #11
They should be applauded for cleaning themselves from the gene pool."Contrary to popular belief, you will not rise to the occasion, but will fall to the level of your training"
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