Just say neigh: Cannabis factory found on farm belonging to horse racing mogul Lord Derby

February 14, 2011 | by | 3 Comments

Horse racing mogul Lord Derby was in shock after a cannabis factory was found on one of his farms. Police swooped on sprawling Hatchfield Farm, in Newmarket, Suffolk, and discovered a drugs factory with 87 cannabis plants. Lord Derby – whose family gave their name to the world famous Epsom horse race – is not…

Charlie Sheen rushed to hospital with stomach pains caused by hernia

January 28, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

Charlie Sheen has been rushed to hospital with a ‘hernia’ shortly after hosting a wild party at his Los Angeles home. The bad boy actor was taken away in an ambulance at 7am local time after he began experiencing extreme stomach pains. It is believed he was hosting a party at his Mulholland Drive mansion….

Miley Cyrus bong selling for £44,000

January 26, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

The bong Miley Cyrus used to smoke the hallucinogenic drug salvia in an infamous internet clip is about to be sold for a huge £44,000. According to The Sun, website room110.com has agreed a sale price of $70,000 – or £44,340.97 – with the unnamed seller. The video, which was posted on gossip website tmz.com…

Bad Santa: Father Christmas arrested for carrying drugs

December 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Children watched in horror as police swooped on a festive grotto and arrested Father Christmas – for carrying DRUGS. Bad Santa? Billy Bob Thornton in 2003 comedy The Santa Claus had handed out presents to around 70 children at a pub in Corby, Northants., on Saturday. But after changing out of his costume to join…

Cambridge University students paid £250 to take ketamine

December 20, 2010 | by | 2 Comments

Cambridge University students were paid £250 to take part in a psychiatric study where they were injected with the horse tranquilliser ketamine, it emerged today. The research, carried out by the Department of Psychiatry, was designed to investigate treatment methods for schizophrenia. People suffering from the mental illness sometimes believe that external objects have become…

Miley Cyrus bong video lands teen star in drugs row

December 10, 2010 | by | 4 Comments

Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus has been caught on film taking drugs after a video of her smoking a bong was posted online. The footage, which appeared on US gossip site TMZ, was allegedly taken during a party at her LA home five days after her 18th birthday. Miley is seen inhaling from the glass…

Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard overdosed on same pills the singer used

December 3, 2010 | by | 7 Comments

Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard nearly died of an overdose after taking the same prescription pills the singer used before his death, it emerged today. Martial arts expert Matt Fiddes, 31, became close friends with Jacko when he ran his security operation during his British tours. But he has spiralled into depression over recent claims he…

Cher Lloyd’s uncle died after being tricked into drug overdose

December 2, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

X Factor star Cher Lloyd‘s beloved uncle died after being tricked into taking a lethal heroin substitute, an inquest heard. Cher was devastated when her uncle Edward Smith, known locally as ‘Boo Boo’, died suddenly aged just 34 in September. Shockingly, an inquest revealed Mr Smith – who was not a drug user – died…

Alcohol ‘more dangerous than heroin and crack’

November 1, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Alcohol is the UK’s most dangerous drug according to a study published today – beating heroin and crack cocaine into second and third place respectively. The Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs says if drugs were classified on the basis of the harm they do then alcohol would be ranked as a class A, alongside heroin…

Strictly Come Dancing star Ann Widdecombe helped nephew beat drug addiction

October 18, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Ann Widdecombe’s nephew has told how the star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing helped him beat his drug addiction. Sean Widdecombe spoke out after the death of his father Malcolm from cancer on Tuesday, at the age of 73. He said there was one person in his family he knew he could rely on to…

Cocaine-dealing friend of Ricky Hatton stripped of assets

October 15, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

A jailed cocaine dealing friend of drug-shamed boxing star Ricky Hatton was today stripped of his half million fortune at a crown court confiscation hearing. Damien Ramsey, 39, led a playboy lifestyle of luxury flats, racing horses, designer jewellery and yachts – paid for entirely by selling ”vast” amounts of cocaine and cannabis. He even…

Family warn of drug dangers following son’s death

October 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The heartbroken family of a 20-year-old man warned of the dangers of drugs yesterday after he collapsed and died at a party while celebrating his birthday. Tragic Samuel Thornton fell ill at 5am after taking an ”illegal substance” at a one-off event where he and his friends had gone to mark the milestone on Saturday….

Scientists unveil £1.50 drugs test

September 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British scientists today unveiled a £1.50 saliva drugs test which allows parents to check whether their children have been using cocaine or cannabis. The simple test, which takes five minutes and detects other illegal substances, has been proven to highlight the smallest amount of a drug – such as a metabolite (small molecules) of cocaine….

Soap star Paul Danan guilty on drugs charges

September 21, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Shamed soap star Paul Danan walked free from court today after admitting a two-day drugs binge. The former Hollyoaks actor, 32, was arrested by police twice in one weekend after taking cocaine and cannabis to relieve anxiety over his flagging career. He was first nicked for cannabis possession and a public order offence near his…

Plans to build sustainable houses made from cannabis

September 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Boffins yesterday unveiled plans to prevent housing prices from getting too high – by making them out of Cannabis plants. It is hoped that using hemp to build homes will provide a sustainable and low cost method of meeting the growing pressure on housing needs. Researchers at the University of Bath have built a one-storey…

Brazilian drug ayahuasca found in Britain

September 3, 2010 | by | 24 Comments

Police fear a new drug is set to sweep Britain after it was found in large quantities for a second time – a powerful hallucinogenic used by an obscure cult in BRAZIL. The mind-bending drug – called ayahuasca – is used by worshippers of a religious movement in South America ”to get in touch with…

Cannabis makes students psychotic

August 19, 2010 | by | 8 Comments

Cannabis causes psychotic episodes among students, a new British-led study revealed today. Experts found that undergraduates who smoke cannabis are more likely to ‘hear voices’ and hallucinate. Students who regularly smoke the drug are also more at risk of suffering paranoia and delusions, such as believing others can read their mind. The study was carried…