Police warning over super-strength heroin in Sussex

Police warning over super-strength heroin in Sussex

Police warning over super-strength heroin in Sussex

by Anna Roberts , Crime reporter 3:36pm Thursday 19th December 2013 in News

Super strength heroin is in circulation in Sussex.

Police have warned heroin in circulation in Horsham and possibly further has higher than normal levels of purity.

Chief Inspector Howard Hodges said: "While we obviously we do not condone the criminal use of this drug, this clearly presents an increased risk to those who purchase and use this drug. Sussex Police take this issue very seriously and we want to see both these drugs removed from circulation and those unfortunately addicted within our communities protected.

"The purpose of this message is to both raise awareness amongst current heroin users and to ensure that partner agencies involved in the treatment and engagement with those who are addicted can brief their staff and clients and raise awareness.

"If anyone has information in relation to this particular batch of drugs or any wider drugs related information they should call Sussex Police on 101, email us at 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk or anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Your information will be treated seriously and in confidence."

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3:46pm Thu 19 Dec 13 Brighton1000 says…

What good is this avert if it doesnt let you know the nearest stockist? Crazy!

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3:58pm Thu 19 Dec 13 uniteagainstparkingcharges says…

Christmas has come early for the junkies of Sussex

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4:06pm Thu 19 Dec 13 s&k says…

Dear god, it just get's better doesn't it. Is this Brighton or the Bronx in 1974?

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4:31pm Thu 19 Dec 13 Crystal Ball says…

Brighton is the new Hastings?

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5:01pm Thu 19 Dec 13 Joshiman says…

Council sort it and quick!

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5:03pm Thu 19 Dec 13 sussexram40 says…

the police should take the dealers in and get their stock tested??

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5:26pm Thu 19 Dec 13 All 9 of me says…

s&k wrote…

Dear god, it just get's better doesn't it. Is this Brighton or the Bronx in 1974?

Neither, it's Horsham, in 2013.

  • Score: 8

5:47pm Thu 19 Dec 13 sussexram40 says…

werent they talking about having special places where junkies could go and inject in safety with clean needles and nurses on hand?? sounds liek thats what is needed as if anyone collapsed from this super strength stuff they wouldnt be alone

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5:53pm Thu 19 Dec 13 yourallnuts says…

Crystal Ball wrote…

Brighton is the new Hastings?

I didn't see Brighton mentioned in this story Maybe Hosham is like every other town in this country with deadly drugs readily available and lots of desperate users willing to risk taking them.

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6:23pm Thu 19 Dec 13 Farawaynow says…

I was living in the Netherlands in the winter of 79/80 and I saw the Grey Wolves(Turkish mafia) stop selling hash and only offer high purity 'Turkish brown'. They warned the junkies that it was very pure - the junkies did'nt believe them and in one weekend 40 died between Rotterdam and Amsterdam. That winter the youth of Europe became junkies and took their addictions back to their own countries and the rest is history. The Dutch government refused to act against the Grey Wolves, drugs brought lots of tourists money to the Netherlands - we are still paying the price for Dutch duplicity. Don't blame the Dutch police they were told not to intervene - politicians - scum of the earth.

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6:26pm Thu 19 Dec 13 sussexram40 says…

but the grey wolves have probably been put out of business by cannabis being legal in Holland now?

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8:34pm Thu 19 Dec 13 Brighton Living says…

One way to clear the crack heads out of B&H.....

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10:12pm Thu 19 Dec 13 LeonBIank666 says…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.

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10:14pm Thu 19 Dec 13 All 9 of me says…

LeonBIank666 wrote…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.

would that also apply to one of your family members, if for example they ended up with a habit ?

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11:23pm Thu 19 Dec 13 sussexram40 says…

All 9 of me wrote…

LeonBIank666 wrote…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.
would that also apply to one of your family members, if for example they ended up with a habit ?

Quite. Addiction is a terrible thing. There are all sorts of reasons and problems that lead people into addiction. Wishing people with addictions dead is shocking.

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5:10am Fri 20 Dec 13 I'm H Jarrs and I can't stand cars! says…

All 9 of me wrote…

LeonBIank666 wrote…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.
would that also apply to one of your family members, if for example they ended up with a habit ?

A voice of experience; or is that you hwahwahwahwahwahwa?

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8:29am Fri 20 Dec 13 daj121 says…

LeonBIank666 wrote…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.

Your comment is grossly offensive. it's been frequently used over the years about other addicts, muslims, arabs, gays and lesbians, other nationalities - the list goes on. If that's the most worthwhile comment you can come up with then please don't bother saying anything.

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8:58am Fri 20 Dec 13 lornadoon says…

LeonBIank666 wrote…

The only good heroin addict is a dead one. End of.

My Daughter was a heroin addict, thankfully she is now receiving treatment, and is well on the way to recovery. If you had your way she would have died when she was still an addict, thus depriving myself of my Daughter, and my Grandaughter of a Mother. What a caring person you sound.

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9:17am Fri 20 Dec 13 TedMaul says…

Brighton Living wrote…

One way to clear the crack heads out of B&H.....

Crack heads do crack, this story is about heroin. Typical uneducated nonsense which is why we are in this state with drugs in the first place

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10:10am Fri 20 Dec 13 angrymonkey says…

not a bad thing if make it so strong it kills off a few junkies and puts others off trying it and see the crime go down to fund it.

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