A Worksop man who was found with mamba on three seperate occasions in the town centre has asked magistrates for help, a court heard. Andrew Cooper was found with the drug on Queen Street, on April 4, after he had been seen acting suspiciously. On June 12, at 11am, a police officer grabbed hold of Cooper's bike after he failed to stop and he was again found with the drug, said prosecutor Robert Carr. He told the officer that he paid £5 for 2 gramms. And on June 21, at 10am, he was again found in possession of a small amount of the drug. He was last in court in November 2018, for threatening behaviour, and was last convicted of drug possession in 2017. Cooper, who was not represented, asked the court for help and said: "I am using £5 per day of mamba again."Probation officer Lucy Harrison said Cooper is struggling with drug dependency, and is on a 65 mls methadone dose, but has been "topping up" with illegal drugs as well. "At this stage I don't think the offences would … [Read more...] about Worksop drug user’s plea for help
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A Polish group is suing the social media giant, which it claims is a public utility, for doing just that, in a potentially landmark case, says Leonid Bershidsky.Facebook is often criticised for not doing enough to police its platform for hate speech. But the opposite has also been a problem: Mark Zuckerberg’s company uses rather vague ‘community standards’ to remove users and posts. It doesn’t explain exactly how it applies them, either. Now, a Polish court may decide it should.When Facebook banned Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Louis Farrakhan, Laura Loomer, and others last week, all it said was that “the process for evaluating potential violators is extensive and it is what led us to our decision”. The prominent right-wingers, with huge audiences on the Facebook-owned platforms, didn’t, in other words, get an explanation.Those banned from Facebook and Instagram last week might look at Poland, where a local, non-governmental … [Read more...] about Should Facebook be allowed to ban or censor its users?
There is a reason crime programmes such as 24 Hours In Police Custody are so popular, and that’s the public’s fascination with how police officers catch criminals and go about solving crimes. Viewers get to enjoy the spectacle from the comfort of their living rooms, watching real-life unfold through body cameras and footage from documentary crews, but it is easy to forget the front line officers who undertake arrests and search warrants. Humberside Police's’ proactive team are just one segment of the officers and emergency workers who face violence and illegal activity on a daily basis. As previously reported, Detective Sergeant Ian Holland, who is part of the proactive team, has revealed his team’s job is to build up intelligence about suspected crime in order to bring criminals such as drug dealers to justice. WATCH: The UK's drug crime hot spots But what is it like when you go to arrest a suspect and you’re waiting for them to open the door or be found? … [Read more...] about Frontline cop on what it’s like to catch a drug dealer in the act
A new Netflix series billed as the teenage "Breaking Bad" is inspired by a real-life German youth who ran an online drug empire from his bedroom, its creators told AFP. The makers of "How to Sell Drugs Online (Fast)" even met up with Maximilian S. on one of his days out of prison where he is serving seven years for "running the Amazon of illegal drugs" -- selling everything from MDMA to marijuana. While his mother thought of him as a "lazy and grumpy" 19-year-old who wouldn't leave his room, he made 4.4 million euros ($4.9 million) worth of Bitcoin in little over a year from his Shiny Flakes online store. Police still couldn't access all of his Bitcoin accounts when he was jailed in 2015. "When you think of the drug business, you think of the Cali cartel and Pablo Escobar," said the series' makers Philipp Kassbohrer and Matthias Murmann Sunday as it was premiered at the Canneseries festival in the French Riviera resort. "But this young German weirdo guy who was doing this himself was … [Read more...] about New Netflix series inspired by real-life teen drug king
A gran who shunned chemotherapy is fighting off cancer by taking illegal super-strength cannabis. Mum-of-three Susan Dhillon, 51, defied the odds after being given weeks to live last June. She had stage four cancer of the mouth, nose and lower skull. And yesterday – as new scans showed the cancer is being kept at bay – she said: "It’s an absolute miracle." Doctors had told Sue only chemo and high-risk facial surgery would prolong her life. Desperate Sue, a former NHS prescription administrator, put her faith in cannabis products instead after internet research. She started taking a near-pure form of illegal cannabis tablets as well as manuka honey. The pills are made by a friend who suffers multiple sclerosis and Sue pays £16 per daily dose. After five months doctors found some tumours had disappeared and others had stabilised or shrunk. A letter from her “pleasantly surprised” consultant confirmed her cancer was regressing. Dr Michael Amin, a … [Read more...] about Homemade ‘miracle’ illegal cannabis pills are beating gran’s stage four cancer