A security firm has warned students at Shepparton High School about the dangers of drug use.ELAINE COONEY June 25, 2014 3:14am
‘‘Try it once, you might get away with it, but try it twice and you’re addicted.’’
Backup Security Services director Vicky Randi yesterday used these words repeatedly to Shepparton High School students to describe the effects of the drug ice.
The security firm works with a drug rehabilitation facility at Warburton, east of Melbourne, and operates a drug detection service.
Co-director Steven Randi told the Shepparton students drugs affected one in three families.
‘‘Ice is probably the worst drug out there,’’ Mr Randi said.
‘‘Ninety-five per cent of people in rehab are on ice.’’
Ms Randi said 80 per cent of prisoners had drug-related sentences.
Mr Randi said the cost of a gram of ice was $700 and addicts turned to crime to fund their habit.
‘‘They sell a point for as little as $10 .
He said the negative effects of ice far outweighed the momentary high.
‘‘I really don’t know why people do it,’’ he said.
‘‘You get that adrenaline rush and feel invincible, but the after-effects are a headache, stomach pain, ice itch, your mouth gets dry .
‘‘It attacks that thing in the brain that says we need this stuff.’’
At the Warburton clinic, Mr Randi said he saw people from 12 to 63 years old recovering from ice addiction.
He said a young woman with a 1
Mr Randi said marijuana could be sprayed with insect repellent to make it weigh more.
Other materials added to illegal drugs included acetone, glass and rat poison.
He said the drug ecstasy used to be in a tablet format, but commonly came in liquid form (in 3
‘‘Think if I swallow this, it could change my world,’’Mrs Randi said.
‘‘Think this can kill me.
‘‘You are too important for that.’’
The Randis brought their Australian K9 Detection Unit dogs to the school and explained how they searched for drugs and explosives.
Mr Randi said when he walked with his drug detection dog through town it reacted to every second or third person.
He said the drug odour could be passed on by shaking hands with a user.
Veteran Newman to play for Dandenong once more
The Yarrawonga Pigeons defeated Corowa Rutherglen Roos by 76 points at the JC Lowe Oval in Yarrawonga.
The Aboriginal and wider community is mourning the death of revered Bangerang Aboriginal elder, Uncle John ‘‘Sandy’’ Atkinson.
AFFORDABLE housing is only one of the reasons Melbourne property buyers are zeroing in on Echuca-Moama.
AFTER 46 years of garden growing, Rochester and District Garden Club members are hanging up their spades, drying out their gloves and getting ready to watch the weeds grow.
Gift fundraiser is looking for toddler talent.
Local export Willie Wheeler dominating at VFL level
Berrigan Shire councillor Daryll Morris says he has been sickened by some of the vitriol and personal attacks to surface since the council’s proposal to redevelop Finley’s Memorial Hall and School of Arts site was revealed in October last year.
THE Heathcote Community will come together once again to honour the memory of car accident victim Georgia Edsall-French at a memorial day this Saturday.
Katamatite Lions Club held its 42nd annual handover dinner at the Boosey Creek Tavern on July 13.
Mathoura endured a harsh hammering to its playing confidence on Saturday with a 24-goal thrashing at the hands of Deniliquin Rovers.
The demand for organic milk in Australia is outstripping supply, creating an opportunity for the region’s dairy farmers.
The News magazines are online - read high quality magazines in your time. Check in regularly for the latest editions.
Riverine Herald's well regarded locally produced magazines. They're now online, so you can read them whenever and wherever you like.
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.