After a recent article by Jay Boreham from the Rodney Times on the bust of dealers of synthetic cannabis right here in our own community, and this was after previous raids locally, that started us wondering about how widespread the issue of drugs actually is on the Hibiscus Coast?
As a reasonably affluent, and still with a relatively large "older" population, the Hibiscus Coast in reality shouldn't have a big problem. However the secretiveness of dealing and the furtive methods used by dealers in spreading their tendrills and slowly creeping into all aspects of society and all manner of households it probably shouldn't come as a shock for this to be on our doorstep.
With the recent spate of deaths across Auckland, and now spreading further afield, believed to be related to synthetic cannabis it seems to be an evil that some people just can't get their head around. Why, just why would you do it?
We'd love your thoughts on the state of the drug market and the damage it may be doing across the Hibiscus Coast ...
We love the Hibiscus Coast, the beaches, the community feel and the wide variety of things to do and places to go and this isn't diminishing as the Coast grows, although we are finding there are rather too many sets of traffic lights than the old days!