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Garda Presentation on Drugs

An Garda Siochana

Detective Sgt Gerry Staunton

1. Cannabis

2. Speed/Amphetamine

3. M.D.M.A (X.T.C)

4. Cocaine

5. L.S.D. / Hallucinogens

6. Diamorphine/Heroin

7. PrescribedDrugAbuse/IED’s

Drug Types

Before & After Drug Use

Cannabis

Cannabis Growhouse

• Cannabis Resin/ Hash / Smoke / Blow

• Cannabis Herb/ Grass/ Marijuana/ Herb

Cannabis

• Smoked/ Pipe / Spliff/ Reefer/ Joint/ Bong • Hash Cakes

Cannabis Effects

• Effects after 30 mins/ lasts 1 to 3 hours • Giggling/ Talkative

• Intoxication/ Euphoria

• Red eyes/ Faster Heartbeat

• Anxiety/ fear/ Panic

• Impairs short-term memory • Can lead to addiction

Cost (approx)

• Cannabis herb €20,000 KG

Cocaine

• Coke /Charlie / Snow

• Crack

• Snorted

• Rubbed into gums • Smoked/ Crack

Cocaine

Cocaine Effects

• High after 15 mins • Euphoria

• Insomnia

• Paranoia

• Crash

• Depression • Addictive

Cost (approx)

• Between €50 – €70 Gram

• Sold in a small self sealing bag

or wrap

• Crack is sold in a rock

Ecstasy MDMA

• E’s/ Yolks/ XTC/MDMA

• Usually called by the name of the

picture/ shape imprinted

• Cost varies – €10 per tablet

• Part of the rave/ dance scene

• MDMA Powder

Ecstasy Effects

• Involuntary Jaw Movement • Over Heating

• Dehydration

• Potentially Fatal

Amphetamine • €15 Gram

• Speed • Phet

• Whizz • Paste • Base

Amphetamine

Amphetamine

• Taken by mouth/ can of drink/ rubbed in gums

• Snorted

• Buzz/ stimulant/ Talkative/ More

energy

• Addictive/ Come down/ depression/Faster heart beat/ overdose

LSD/Magic Mushrooms

LSD/Magic Mushrooms

• Acid/ Shrooms

• Hallucinogenic

• Bad trips are common – distorted view of reality

• Flashbacks

• Some mushrooms are poisonous

• Ice/ Meth/ Crystal • Crystal Chunks

• Smoked/ Snorted

Crystal Meth

Crystal Meth Signs/Symptoms

• Weight Loss

• Paranoia/ Agitation/ Erratic behaviour

• Depression

• Stroke / death

• Rolled up notes/ blades /Burned spoons

Heroin

Heroin

• Brown / Gear / Smack / Junk

Heroin Effects

• Euphoria

• WarmFlush

• SlurredSpeech

• Eyes ‘Pinning’

• Highlyaddictive

• Sick/ Strung out / Abscesses / HIV /

• Come down is extremely difficult

• Smoked / Chasing the dragon

• Injected / Veins / Skin Popping

Heroin

Heroin Cost

• A bag or deal or score €25

• 1g €140

• 1KG €140,000

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Why?

Legislation Misuse of Drugs Acts

• Powers

• Section 3 Possession for personal use • Section 15 Possession for Sale/ Supply • Section 23 The Power to Search

• Section 26 Search Warrant

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