Top cop reads riot act to pill poppers
EXASPERATED Acting Assistant Police Commissioner Allan Sicard yesterday issued a stern warning after two more deaths linked to socalled party drugs.
“We’ve done everything possible to make these events safe but we cannot get into the heads of people when they make the decision to take illicit drugs,” Mr Sicard said.
“They are criminally or illicitly obtained. The quality of these drugs cannot be ascertained.
“The lives of five people’s families have potentially changed forever as a result of last night. Illicit drugs are illicit — do not take them, they are dangerous substances.
“We can only police an event to the extent that we can.
“We had uniformed and covert police at the event.”
“We planned for this but it’s a personal decision to supply drugs and take drugs. I’m a dad myself. I can’t for the life of me understand why drugs are taken when you don’t know what’s in them.”
Police said a total of 355 drug searches were conducted, with 69 people found to be in possession of drugs, including the 10 charged with supply offences.