People caught with “legal highs” like mephedrone face being arrested and having their homes searched.Say what..?
Senior officers say the chemicals will be treated as illegal until tests show otherwise as they try to protect young people from using dangerous drugs which have not been banned.As the first commenter points out, how long until someone sues for wrongful arrest?
Where people are found with drugs, police say they will be arrested on suspicion of possession controlled drugs until tests show the substances are not illegal....or if they are found with a chalky substance or suspicious liquid. Like Coke. Or coffee.
Or just, presumably, if they feel like it.
The Home Office said mephedrone is being reviewed by the independent Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.Why even bother making it illegal at all? The police clearly don't give a stuff whether it is or it isn't...
If experts recommend it should be banned, they could be made illegal by the end of next year.
When did the police get the idea into their head that they could do as they please?