Report by Alex Evans, Reporter
Friday, July 6, 2012
POLICE arrested a teenager and seized almost half a kilogram of new type of potentially deadly street drug during a raid in Weston.
Officers seized 448 grams of a drug called NRG2 from an address in the town and arrested a 19-year-old man.
The man was arrested during a raid on Monday (July 2) for possession with intent to supply NRG2 (Methylethylcathinone) and has been remanded in custody.
PC Richard Grierson from Avon and Somerset Constabulary’s district targeting team said: “We’re really pleased that we’ve managed to take such a significant amount of this drug off the streets of Weston.
“This seizure would have had a street value of almost £9,000. NRG2 is a recreational drug that is largely used by teenagers and young adults which can cause severe reactions and even death in users.
“Often drugs such as NRG2 and M-CAT start off life being sold as legal-highs or plant-food, exploiting loop-holes in the law.
“This might make them seem safer than other more commonly known drugs to users but they can be just as lethal. This was seen in the tragic case of the death of a teenage using the legal high Beno Fury in Scotland during June.
“We are determined to keep the young people of Weston safe from unscrupulous drug-dealers.
“We will continue to identify any individuals and organised crime groups involved in the production and supply of drugs and ensure that they are brought to justice.”
Police appealed for anyone with information about drug dealing in the community to call them on 101.