Deadly new threat of ‘legal highs’
Monday 4th February 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
LEGAL highs are now one of the biggest threats to Jersey’s youth after exploding onto the Island’s drug scene less than five years ago, worried experts have warned.
Today, in the first of a five-day series on drug use in Jersey, the JEP reveals how packages of the potentially deadly substances are arriving in the Island almost every day after being bought online for less than the price of a CD.
It is thought that Jersey has seen a bigger rise in the use of so-called legal highs than elsewhere in Britain because conventional street drugs are in such short supply.
• See Monday’s JEP for the full story