on air now

WA Police backflip on drug amnesty bins 

Police have changed their minds about placing drug amnesty  bins at new year’s events in the Perth metro area tonight.
Originally the bins weren’t going to be used after last year,  where only 12 pills were disposed and one of those pills was tested and found to be deadly.
Six bins will now be placed at the Origins, Ice Cream factory and Seasons events in the CBD .
During the last 2 weeks of the Ice Cream Factory event in Northbridge there were
  • 234 charges of drug possession.
  • 8 charges of dealing.
  • 187 of those charged with possession will not go through the courts but will go through a drug diversion program.
  • Over 300 pills seized by police
  • 2 non fatal overdoses
Police Commissioner Michele Roberts joined Karl O’Callaghan to explain the decision behind this backflip.

Download this podcast here

Karl O'Callaghan