UK : East : Over 39g of A-PVP was seized at 2016 Latitude Festival
- July 29, 2017 at 2:29 am #1251828
TBH it might not be a bad thing the cops seized it – Latitude is full of young teenagers and family groups; although I don’t think its “deadly” as such I believe its a very long acting stimulant and can make people quite psychotic.
Also looking at the very small amounts seized or recorded for any other drugs its either the case that Latitude has become even more of a sixth-form festival that people attend with their parents full of entire families of straightedge hipsters; or that the cops are actually being sensible and only stopping the really nasty drugs.
Probably the answer is halfway between the two.
NB: the info below is for the 2016 event, not this years. Neither the cops nor the Press have released any crime reports for this year; I don’t think anything serious did happen but the news blackout is unusual as if it really was a zero crime (or very low incident count) event surely they’d want to publicise this?July 29, 2017 at 3:32 am #1251835
So a half a G of cocaine and half a g of Ketamine, 40 grams of whatever the fuck that shit is.
Makes you think the A-PVP folks either got unlucky and they weren’t policing it very hard and that was the
big catch or that they had a more enlightened approach as you suggest.
What’s the attendance of the festival if you know GL?July 29, 2017 at 2:27 pm #1251841
Nearly 40 000 – just over half the population of nearby Lowestoft.July 29, 2017 at 5:43 pm #1251848
Well, that’s a really a lot of people to only catch that amount of marijuana, cocaine and ketamine. Must be a family festival and a laxly policed festival.
Fuck that A-PVP shit though.July 29, 2017 at 7:14 pm #1251851
the cops here are not a soft touch but can be smart (sometimes) and also determined. Although they aren’t going to admit it directly, govt policies and clampdowns on licensing have changed the nature of drug use so there is now a big problem with “harder” drugs here and worse, folk who enjoy the gangster/violence/fighting lifestyle more than the drugs – the cops have their hands full with all of this.
Since the start of the year 2 500 people have been arrested for various drugs offences in Ipswich but not one of these arrests appears to be for party drugs, they are all about heroin, crack, and some cases synthetic opiates (fentanyl etc)July 30, 2017 at 3:09 am #1251878
Hard drugs are a problem everywhere and the two crowds don’t intermingle as much as they once did.
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