Crime stoppers calls people to dob in synthetic drug users

CRIME Stoppers Queensland has launched an awareness campaign to educate on the risks and laws surrounding new synthetic drugs.

It is also calling for anonymous reports on the sale and consumption of new synthetic drugs.

Crime Stoppers Queensland CEO Trevor O'Hara said the campaign, named New Synthetic Drugs: Real Damage, aimed to inform people about the damaging effects new synthetic drugs were having on the community.

Would you dob in a mate for using synthetic drugs?

This poll ended on 23 February 2015.

Current Results

Yes, I'd call the police straight away

22%

Yes, but only as a last resort

13%

No, it's their choice to use them

43%

No, they shouldn't be illegal in the first place

20%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

"New synthetic drugs which are often promoted as 'safe, legal highs' are causing widespread damage globally," Mr O'Hara said.

"New synthetic drugs are being built from chemical compounds which deem them legal in some countries and states.

"This is not the case in Queensland.

"It's important people understand the common side-effects of new synthetic drugs such as violent outbursts, psychosis, heart damage, renal failure, stroke and even death."

Anyone who has information about the sale, trafficking or consumption of new synthetic drugs, can make an anonymous report to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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