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      Olympian Nathan Baggaley Guilty of Drug Importation Charges

      Olympian Nathan Baggaley and his younger brother have been found guilty of drug importation charges after attempting to smuggle around $200 million worth of cocaine into Australia. The brothers had pleaded not guilty and were tried in the Supreme Court after being charged with attempting to import a commercial quantity of a border-controlled drug in […]

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      Over the Counter Medicinal Cannabis Oil Legalised

      In positive news for those advocating the legalisation of cannabis, low-dose cannabis oil can now be purchased from pharmacies without a prescription. At present, there are no products approved for sale, but this is expected to change in the near future. Significantly, it is only low-dose oil that will be available and the products cannot […]

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      Former Bachelor Australia Contestant Receives No Jail for Drug Supply Charges

      A former contestant on The Bachelor has narrowly avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty to drug supply charges. Georgia Tripos fronted Victoria’s County Court in relation to charges of supplying cocaine and ethylpentylone as well as knowingly deal with proceeds of crime. Police caught onto the 29-year-old after an acquaintance of hers was captured […]

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      Bill to Make Medicinal Cannabis a Legal Defence for Drug Driving Rejected

      Despite years of hard work and strong community support, a bill to make medicinal cannabis use a defence against drug driving charges has been rejected by NSW parliament. David Shoebridge, a member of parliament from the NSW Greens, moved the bill. Currently, the law makes it illegal to drive with any amount of THC in […]

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      Hound breathalyser can test drivers for more than just alcohol levels
      New device to test level of cannabis in drivers system

      Driving with cannabis or THC in your system in NSW Driving with a prescribed illicit drug in your oral fluid, blood or urine is an offence in New South Wales under s.111(1) of the Road Transport Act. Prescribed illicit drugs include: Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (also known as THC), Methylamphetamine (also known as speed), 3,4-methylenedioxymethylamphetamine (also known as […]

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      Crime And White Powder In The NSW Snowfields
      Posted By , on July 5, 2019

      Crime rates in the NSW Snowy Mountains typically spike during ski season. With great snow conditions forecast and the snow season now open, there will be an increased police presence on the snow. Whether it’s drink driving, drug driving or getting caught with prohibited drugs, every year more people are arrested and charged at the […]

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      Police Strip Searches

      It’s becoming a common scenario. You’ve been found with some MDMA capsules. A plain-clothes police officer has stopped you. Police have taken you to a cordoned off area and they’re telling you that you need to submit to a strip search. While the police do have the power to strip search its use is becoming […]

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      Penalty notices for drug possession

      As of 25 January 2019 NSW Police now have the power and discretion to issue penalty notices for people who are caught in possession of a small quantity of prohibited drugs. Previously the only way to avoid court if you were found in possession of prohibited drugs was under the cannabis cautioning scheme. Even then […]

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      Spotlight back on pill testing in New South Wales

      Following the death of two people from suspected drug overdoses at Defqon 1 the issue of pill testing at music festivals is back in the spotlight. While there are strong arguments on both sides the NSW Government has publicly completely ruled out any trial of pill testing. It has also threatened to cancel Defqon 1.  […]

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