Friday, April 3, 2009

Cocaine Detecting Flashlight

What a great invention. Just what we need to further stuff our prison systems… I happen to believe in legal drugs though I don’t use any of it, I think people have the right to use if it they choose and can do it responsibly…hurt no one and damage no property that doesn’t belong to you… If you want to get high by drink or drugs or whatever, its YOUR business, no one elses.

"Police are shining 'magic torches' into clubbers' faces to check for tiny traces of cocaine – and now employers and parents are being encouraged to follow suit. Forces across the country are buying the £40 torches which can make any microscopic particles of cocaine or amphetamine that are invisible to the naked eye appear bright green. Officers say the UV lights work as well as ones costing ten times as much and make it easy to spot the tin­iest traces of cocaine on nasal hair.Sgt Alan Clayton said: 'This simple piece of equipment will have a big impact on drug use in pubs and clubs. 'Traces of cocaine are also left on the cheeks and chin that are not visible to the naked eye and these show up bright green, too. It really is amazing.' The torches are produced by Wrexham-based JNE Marketing, intending them to be used to show markings on stolen property. It only realised they could be used to spot drugs when police officers starting asking about them. They will detect cocaine that is at least 87 per cent pure and 78 per cent pure amphetamine of, including some, but not all, Ecstasy pills." - Source

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