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Teenage Girl Allegedly Caught With $10k Of Cocaine In Her Bra

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A teenage girl will face court after police allegedly found nearly $10,000 worth of cocaine inside her bra.

National

National

Man Allegedly Carried More Than 1000 MDMA Capsules Into Music Festival

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Police have seized nearly 2000 MDMA capsules, LSD, and a knife from a Sydney music festival overnight.

National

National

Meth Fuelling Nearly All Drug-Related Hospital Attacks

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Methamphetamines, known as 'ice', are powering violence against Melbourne hospital staff more than any other drug.

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Views

The ACT's Cannabis Laws Come Into Effect This Week. Here's What You Need To Know.

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New cannabis cultivation and possession laws come into effect in the Australian Capital Territory on Friday, January 31. But they’re not what most cannabis enthusiasts would be hoping for.

National

National

Health Warning Issued After 'Lego' Shaped MDMA Shows Up In Australia

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Health authorities have issued a warning ahead of New Year's Eve after dangerously high-dose MDMA shaped to look like 'Lego' was found in NSW.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Drug 'Amnesty Bins' To Debut At Music Festivals Next Week, But Questions Remain

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The NSW government's new drug amnesty bins will be debuted at New Year's Eve festivals next week, but questions remain about how exactly they will operate.

News

News

Nearly 650 Kilos Of MDMA Seized After It Was Smuggled In Barbecues

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Two men have been charged after police found nearly 650 kilograms of MDMA hidden in 200 aluminium barbecues smuggled to Australia from Cyprus. 

National

National

Cops Accused Of Forcing Dog To Sit And Indicate Festival Goers Had Drugs

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A video shot that appears to show police forcing a sniffer dog to indicate a person had drugs at a music festival has been slammed as "humiliating" and "wrong".

News

News

More Than 80 People Charged In Christmas Cocaine Crackdown

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NSW Police have busted a 'dial a dealer' service operating in Sydney's CBD, eastern suburbs and south, right before the festive season ramps up.

The Project

The Project

‘I Deserve To Be There’: Shayna Jack Hopes She Will Be Allowed To Swim At Tokyo Olympics

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After a routine drug test threatened to cut short her swimming career, Shayna Jack is fighting to prove her innocence and hopes that her name will be cleared in time for 2020.

Politics

Politics

NSW To Roll Out Drug 'Amnesty Bins' At Music Festivals

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Festivalgoers will be allowed to throw away their drugs at music festivals instead of being punished, under a NSW government plan to roll out "amnesty bins" at concerts.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Neglected Blind, Deaf Dog Found Living In Own Faeces

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

More Than 90 Overdoses In Biggest Party Drug Spike In Recent History

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Three people have died and 91 have suffered overdoses in Western Australia since last Wednesday, with police suspecting 'out of fashion' party drug GHB as the cause.

National

National

Man Dies At Music Festival After Taking Drugs, Police Say

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A man has died after allegedly consuming a cocktail of illicit drugs at a music festival in NSW's Riverina region.

Crime

Crime

Homemade 'Narcosubmarine' Nabbed With Three Tonnes Of Cocaine

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Police intercepted a submarine carrying thousands of kilos of cocaine on Saturday in a bust deemed the first of its kind.

World

World

Aussie Grandma's Death Sentence Quashed By Malaysian Court

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Maria Exposto has had her sentence to be hanged for drug trafficking quashed in Malaysia after 18 months on death row.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Kirstie Alley Opens Up About Being 40 Years Sober

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Kirstie Alley has opened up about her struggle with drug addiction while celebrating 40 years of sobriety.

Crime

Crime

The Countries That Jailed The Most Australian Tourists In The Last Year

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Australians love to travel but more than 1500 were arrested or jailed overseas in the last year, with the majority being stung for sex, drugs and fraud offences.

World

World

French Beaches Closed After 900kg Of Cocaine Washes Up On Shore

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Police have been forced to close beaches in France after 900 kilograms of cocaine and other drugs continued to wash up on the Atlantic coast.

National

National

Inquest Recommends Scrapping Sniffer Dogs, Trialing Pill Testing

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The state government should trial pill testing at music festivals this summer, but also stop the use of drug detection dogs, the NSW coroner has recommended after an inquest into drug-related deaths.

Politics

Politics

Girls As Young As 12 Strip Searched By Police, Police Minister Doesn't See A Problem

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More than 120 young girls have been strip-searched by NSW Police in recent years, but the state's police minister says he'd be happy for his kids to be among them.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Childcare Centre Shut Down Amid Multiple Allegations Of Child Sex Abuse

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

National

National

Former Olympic Sprinter Failed To Out-Run Police 

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Former Olympic sprinter Joel Milburn is accused of trying to out-run police when he was allegedly caught with a bag of cocaine in Surry Hills last month. 

Crime

Crime

Police Follow Hot Tip To Find Meth Haul Hidden In Sriracha Bottles

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These bottles of Sriracha chilli sauce contained an unexpected kick -- 400 kilograms of meth.

Exclusive

Exclusive

An Emotional Schapelle Corby Has Revealed Her Hardest Prison Moment

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Convicted drug smuggler Schapelle Corby appeared on Studio 10 on Wednesday morning for her first TV interview since she arrived back in Australia from Bali.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

'Emma' Shows The Grim Future Of Office Workers

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

World

World

Alleged Drug Traffickers Rescue Police After Boat Crash

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A group of alleged drug traffickers have lent a helping hand to the police officers trying to arrest them.

National

National

Petition To Turn Nightclub Into Women's Refuge After Drink Spiking Allegations

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A petition to have a nightclub turned into a women's or homeless refuge has gained nearly 7,000 signatures, after the venue became embroiled in drink-spiking controversy.

Politics

Politics

Federal MP Says Running 'No Pill Testing' Facebook Page 'Part Of His Job'

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Federal MP Andrew Laming says running a controversial Facebook page is part of his job and that he would have ‘no hesitation’ asking his staff to help manage it.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

The Cruel Humiliation Of Opioid Addiction Recovery

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Sophie* is standing in line at her local pharmacy.

Crime

Crime

Massive NSW Cannabis Bust 'Jet Fuel' For Organised Crime

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Police have seized almost $6 million dollars worth of illegal cannabis in raids across Sydney's west and say the cash could have been used as 'fuel' for organised crime.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh

Canberra's Cannabis Critics Need To Find Bigger Problems To Worry About

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This week, the ACT became the first jurisdiction in Australia to legalise small amounts of marijuana for personal use.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Lindt Cafe Siege Sniper Claims Tori Johnson's Death Was Preventable

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Monday.

Politics

Politics

Sorry, Tourists Won't Be Able To Smoke Weed In The ACT

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Despite cannabis decriminalisation laws passing, Canberra is unlikely to instantly turn into an Amsterdam-style marijuana mecca for tourists.

World

World

Couple Orders Clothes, Receives 25,000 Ecstasy Pills Instead

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An unlucky couple were shocked to discover 25,000 ecstasy tablets had been delivered to the their house.

National

National

Middle-Aged Australians Are Dying From Accidental Opioid Overdoses

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Accidental opioid overdoses claim the lives of more middle-aged men than any other group, according to newly released data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

News

News

Couple Discovers Home Was Once A Meth Lab After Baby Tested Positive

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Tyler and Elisha Hessel found out earlier this year they were expecting their first child.

World

World

Mystery Surrounds Seven 'Mass Drug Overdose' Victims In Matching Wristbands

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Three people are dead and are four are in hospital following a mass drug overdose which has left police baffled in Pittsburgh.

Mick Palmer

Mick Palmer

Weaker Alternatives To Pill Testing Will Not Curb Festival Deaths

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The past few months have again shone the spotlight on the campaign for pill testing in Australia.

Nicole Lee

Nicole Lee

Why Drug Testing People On Welfare Won't Work

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The Morrison government is having another shot at getting its proposal to drug test people on welfare through the Senate.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why Stop At Politicians? Let's Drug Test All These Professions Too

5 min read

It’s always refreshing to see the authorities embracing fresh new ideas to make all our lives better.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'They Finally Caught The Motherf***er': Mac Miller's Dad Reacts To Arrest

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Mac Miller's father has spoken out following the arrest of the man who sold his son the drugs that ultimately led to his death.

National

National

Plan To Drug Test Welfare Recipients Leaves Many Gobsmacked

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A revived plan to drug test welfare recipients has been condemned as demeaning, hypocritical, stigmatising, and ultimately ineffective.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Fruit Pickers Gang Rape Woman On Beach

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

News

News

Man Charged In Connection With Death Of Rapper Mac Miller

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A man has been arrested on federal charges, accused of selling counterfeit pharmaceutical narcotics containing fentanyl to rapper Mac Miller two days before he died of a drug overdose.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Baseball Star's Wife, Son, Mother-In-Law Murdered In Naked Rampage

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All the news you need to know this Thursday.

Crime

Crime

Mexican Arrested After 755 Kilograms Of Meth Found In Cow Hides

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A Mexican national has been arrested after allegedly smuggling a record amount of methamphetamine into Australia in frozen cow hides.

Crime

Crime

Purest Cocaine And Heroin In The Country Found In WA

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Western Australia has the highest purity heroin and cocaine in the country, according to a new drugs report shedding light on Australia's problem with illicit substances.

News

News

Teens Rushed To Hospital After Taking Parent's Medicine At School

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Two young students have been taken to hospital after taking medication at a Gold Coast school, but the headmaster has refuted media reports of illicit activity.

News

News

Criminal Gang's Drug Delivery Pigeon Captured In Maximum-Security Prison

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Prison guards apprehended a feathered law-breaker on Saturday at a maximum-security penitentiary.

Crime

Crime

More Drugs Than Ever Are Being Seized Across Australia In Police Crackdowns

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Drugs are getting into Australia hidden in machinery, vehicles and other novel nooks -- but police are up to the task.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Toddler Lucky To Be Alive After Falling Down Man Hole

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Why Drug Cheats Are Still Being Caught, Years After They Dope

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When two swimmers refused to acknowledge victories by Chinese swimmer Sun Yang at the last month’s world championships, the public protests riveted the swimming world and cast a spotlight (again) on suspected doping in sport.

News

News

Drug Dealer Caught In The Act By His Own Car's Dashcam

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A drug dealer has been jailed after his very own dashcam recorded him telling a man he sold "gear".

Roz Kelly

Roz Kelly

Why We All Need To Cut Shayna Jack Some Slack

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Hear me out.

Health

Health

Federal Government Again Rejects Pill Testing Despite Expert Advice

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Pill testing is "dangerous and unfounded", the health minister has claimed, in slapping down the harm minimisation strategy despite a growing group of experts in support of the move.

Crime

Crime

$200m Of Ice Found After Van Crashes Into Police Cars Outside Station

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A van carrying 270 kilograms of drugs crashed into parked cars outside a police station, leading officers to a surprise, massive haul of methamphetamine.

National

National

Hero Tourist Helps Police Catch Fleeing Man

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Gold Coast police have chased a man on trail bikes after being allegedly found carrying drugs.

World

World

Mexican Drug Kingpin 'El Chapo' Sentenced To Life In Prison

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Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín Guzmán, better known as "El Chapo," was sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday.

News

News

'Operation Toupee': Police Nab Man With $48K Cocaine Under Wig

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A Colombian man has been arrested at Barcelona airport with half a kilo of cocaine hidden under his wig.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

When Taking Meth Was A Normal Part Of Life

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Every year, more than 45,000 Australians are arrested over meth, MDMA or amphetamine-related offenses -- but this hardly used to be the case.

Crime

Crime

Flushing Drugs Down The Toilet May Create 'Meth-Gators', Police Warn

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Police are worried about aquatic creatures "hyped up on meth", warning of alligators, ducks and geese getting addicted to drugs flushed down toilets.

News

News

$144 Million Of Cocaine Found Hidden In An Excavator

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A 348-kilogram shipment of cocaine from South Africa arrived in Australia in June, hidden in parcels inside a huge excavator machine.

National

National

The Only Doctor At Lost Paradise Festival Didn't Know How To Intubate

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The one doctor on-site at the Lost Paradise music festival, where a man died, said he was "uncomfortable" at the event.

News

News

The Moment A U.S. Coast Guard Raided A Cocaine-Filled Submarine

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Incredible footage has emerged of the moment a U.S. Coast Guardsman leaps on to a cocaine-filled semi-submerged submarine in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Katie Horneshaw

Katie Horneshaw

We All Failed My Sister Before She Became A Killer. We Can't Let It Happen Again.

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My little sister is digging greedily into a mammoth slice of chocolate cheesecake.

News

News

Drug Death Parent Says Teens Need To Be 'Saved From Themselves'

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The mother of a young man who died of a drug overdose at a music festival says measures must be put in place to help young people "save" themselves from harm.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Bizarre Moment Man Literally Falls From The Sky And Runs Off

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

National

National

Spotlight On Boat Workers Under Influence Of Drugs On The Job

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The country's peak road association is launching a new water safety campaign after nearly a dozen Sydney ferry deckhands were suspended following drug tests.

National

National

Tragic Warning After Young Man's Accidental Caffeine Powder Overdose

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The grieving parents of a young man who died after accidentally ingesting a lethal amount of caffeine have issued a warning in the hope it might "save someone's life".

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Human Bones Found Hanging On Cafe Door

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All the news you need to know this Friday.

Updated

Updated

Police Seize A Mammoth 500 Kilograms Of Meth In Major Drug Bust

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Four men have been charged after half a tonne of an "absolutely pure form of crystal methylamphetamine" was discovered by Police.

World

World

Close To 40kgs Of Cocaine Found On Plane Carrying Brazil President's G20 Entourage

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The Brazilian President has been left red-faced after one of his airforce officers was allegedly caught with 39 kilograms of cocaine.

Crime

Crime

Everything You Need To Know About Strip Searching Laws

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A judge has just awarded a Sydney man more than $112,000 after finding he was strip searched illegally by police -- but what exactly constitutes an illegal strip search?

National

National

Australia's Ice And Cocaine Capitals Revealed

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Australians are consuming more drugs than ever before. 

Crime

Crime

'Don't Do Drugs In Bali': Woman's Warning After Indonesia Charge

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An Australian woman on trial for drug possession in Bali has issued a warning to other people who might be thinking of talking the path she allegedly did. 

News

News

The Government Backs Down On Making 'Poppers' Illegal

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It was seen as an attack on the LGBT community, with research suggesting 90,000 gay and bisexual men could be prosecuted or fined because of the proposed ban.

Crime

Crime

'Largest Meth Bust' On Australian Shores Discovered In Stereo Speakers

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Border force officials have intercepted more than $1 billion worth of ice in what authorities say is the largest ever seizure of the drug on Australian shores.

National

National

Drug-Filled Apple Thrown Over Prison Fence

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Prison officers have stepped in after a man allegedly threw an apple filled with drugs over a prison wall in the NSW Southern Highlands. 

10 News First

10 News First

First NSW Prison To Use Full Body Scanners To Detect Drugs, Weapons Smuggled In

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EXCLUSIVE: A prison north-west of Sydney has begun using full body X-rays to expose inmates who may be hiding contraband - namely up where ‘the sun don’t shine’.

Updated

Updated

Racehorse Owner Accused Of Smuggling Cocaine Refused Bail

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A high-profile race horsing figure accused of using coded text messages to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine will remain behind bars after being refused bail.

Crime

Crime

Police Dismantle Alleged 'Ice Castle' Drug Syndicate

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An alleged drug and firearms supply syndicate operating in NSW has been busted by police.

Crime

Crime

55 People Charged After Drug Busts In Affluent Sydney Suburbs

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Fifty-five people have been charged after police seized a wide variety of illicit drugs and a whopping $63,000 in cash.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Weatherman Slams 'Bachelorette' Fans During Tornado Warning

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All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Man Dies Mid-Air After Ingesting 246 Cocaine Bags

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All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

10 News First

10 News First

Police Dismantle Drug Lab Inside Luxury Adelaide Airbnb Rental

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The "sophisticated" meth lab was set up inside the holiday home in just 24 hours.

National

National

Highest In The World: Half Of Aussie Drug Users Report Encounters With Police

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From sniffer dogs to roadside drug tests, more than half of Australian drug users report an interaction with police.

World

World

Preschooler Brings Handfuls Of Crack Cocaine To Class

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Close to two dozen packs of crack cocaine have been discovered in the pocket of a preschooler at a Roman Catholic Church in Philadelphia.

National

National

Harriet Wran Admits Relapse But Avoids Jail For Drugs And Stolen Goods

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Harriet Wran, the drug addict daughter of former NSW Premier Neville Wran, has been spared jail after admitting to possessing drugs and stolen goods.

News

News

The University Students Taking 'Study Drugs' To Cram For Exams

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During their final exams, hundreds of thousands of university students will resort to taking 'study drugs' to cram for finals and get an edge over their classmates.

Crime

Crime

Mum Who Killed Young Son In Crash While High On Meth Has Bail Revoked

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Stacey Panozzo cried as police told an Adelaide court she'd again been caught driving under the influence of meth.

World

World

U.S. City Becomes The First To Decriminalise 'Magic' Mushrooms

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Colorado's capital Denver -- long known for being at the forefront of the push for drug reform -- has just become the first city in the United States to decriminalise magic mushrooms.

News

News

Women Buy Box Of Lego, Find $40K Of Meth Inside

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Three Georgia women bought a box of Lego while visiting a South Carolina consignment shop, only to find that the box was actually filled with about $40,000 worth of methamphetamine.

Crime

Crime

Man Allegedly Floods Hotel With 400,000 Litres Of Water, Found Holding Mop

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A man allegedly flooded a Melbourne hotel with 400,000 litres of water by opening fire hydrants on 18 floors. 

World

World

Cocaine, Xanax And Ketamine Found In Shrimp

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UK scientists have discovered a number of man-made chemicals in river shrimps, including pharmaceuticals and pesticides -- however, cocaine was found the most frequently out of all compounds.

Crime

Crime

Elderly Couple Accidentally Sent 20 Kilograms Of Meth

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A man has been charged after an elderly couple was accidentally delivered nearly 20 kilograms of methylamphetamine to their door.

Life

Life

Whether Drug-Fuelled Or Sober, 'God Encounters' Make Us Happier

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A new study has found that mystical "God encounter experiences" can make people happier -- regardless of whether they are drug-induced or not.

News

News

Parrot Arrested For Tipping Off Dealers About Drug Raid

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A very clever and loyal parrot was detained in Northern Brazil after squawking "mum, the police!" as officers prepared to swoop on a drug den.

Crime

Crime

Cuban Revolutionary's Face Printed On Huge Sydney Cocaine Haul

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Authorities have uncovered a huge quantity of cocaine which was set to hit Sydney's streets.

Crime

Crime

'On Demand' Drug Dealers Selling Ice Like Food Delivery Service, Police Allege

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Police have compared a Melbourne drug ring to food delivery services, offering 'ice' on demand to traffickers across Victoria.