Tag Archive: British Columbia


U.S. and Canadian authorities showed off the haul of a major smuggling operation along the remote border area of Montana, as their press conference coincided with the first sentencing in the case.

Over the last two years, smugglers have moved 1,000 kilograms of cocaine into Canada and 1.3 million tablets of the designer drug Ecstasy into the United States over the last two years.

17 people have been arrested and a driver was the first to be sentenced to five years in prison.

The cocaine originated in the states from Southern California and was to be distributed in British Columbia.

Read more about the $17 million bust by clicking here.

U.S. Attorney for Montana Michael Cotter said the international investigation seized 414 kilograms of cocaine and 29 kilograms of Ecstasy, and 17 people were arrested in the U.S. and Canada, making it one of the largest drug busts on either side of the border.

“This is certainly the largest seizure both here in Montana and Saskatchewan,” Cotter said in a news conference in Great Falls.

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A change in stance from Perry Kendall, British Columbia’s top doctor.

Earlier this week he made statements that touted the safety of pure ecstasy while he condemned street gang created versions of MDMA.

Well now there’s a change in position, as Kendall took another look at the subject.

You can read about it here in the B.C.’s Globe and Daily Mail by clicking here.

Teensavers reminds everyone that no drugs are safe for minors, and that even legal drugs like prescription drugs are being abused at alarming rates by children.

 

Pro-marijuana activists have been beating the same drum for years.

If I had a dollar every time I’ve heard or read that “marijuana has never killed anyone” or “not one person has died directly from using marijuana.”

It typically is the number one point made by marijuana advocates when the discussion centers around marijuana legalization.

The truth is when it comes to kids, there are numerous studies that reveal damaging effects to the brains of adolescent marijuana smokers.

ECSTASY ISN’T JUST TAKEN INTENTIONALLY. MANY YOUNG TEENS INGEST ECSTASY ACCIDENTALLY, IN SPIKED ITEMS THAT THEY CONSUME. PROTECT YOUR TEEN AND KNOW IF THEY’VE BEEN GIVEN ECSTASY WITH THE TEST HERE.

Adults are another story, and we are not talking about marijuana.

Now, the health minister of British Columbia says that pure MDMA or ecstasy is relatively safe and it’s only been tainted by gang street chemists.

I’m not sure why there is always a push to legalize all substances.

How about we continue to push the message that all drugs are bad. They are unhealthy one way or another.

There will always be someone with a title or a degree who stands up for any type of drug being safe. But what’s important is that nearly all of those advocates would agree that drugs for the adolescent are damaging.

Ravers and ecstasy indulgers will love this news. But we have to think about the 12 and 13 year olds who are starting to use in middle school.

This teen drug use must be prevented. Adults making choices is a whole other situation.