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Haringey Council crack down on meow-meow

PUBLISHED: 12:35 09 April 2010 | UPDATED: 16:54 07 September 2010

HARINGEY Trading Standards are asking residents to let them know if local outlets are selling the party drug meow-meow. Mephedrone – also known as MCAT, 4MMC, and bubbles – will officially become a controlled Class B drug on Friday April 16, but until the

HARINGEY Trading Standards are asking residents to let them know if local outlets are selling the party drug meow-meow.

Mephedrone - also known as MCAT, 4MMC, and bubbles - will officially become a controlled Class B drug on Friday April 16, but until then Trading Standards do have powers to stop its distribution.

While it can currently be considered illegal to sell, supply or advertise the drug for human consumption, until Friday, it is not classed as an illegal drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act yet.

Some traders nationwide have been supplying mephedrone, which has similar effects to speed or ecstasy, as a legal high by labelling it for sale as plant food or bath salt to bypass restrictions on products for human consumption.

Trading Standards have already visited several premises in the borough which they believed could have potentially sold the product, but none of them were found with stocks of the drug.

If any residents are aware of shops or other premises actively selling mephedrone products prior to the ban on 16 April, they should let Trading Standards know by contacting Consumer Direct on 08454 04 05 06, or by contacting the council on 020 8489 1000.

You can also alert your local Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

Anyone with knowledge of persons supplying the drug after the ban should contact police.


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