"We're only one part of the operation to combat the drugs problem. Society as a whole needs
to reject it. But I do hope my officers were polite, helpful and thorough."
Thorough? They were certainly thorough. Anyone who smuggles drugs for a living either must
have a screw loose, have the emotions of a robot, or be extremely lucky. More likely, all
three at the same time.
I, for one, won't be giving up the day job.
Exact size is difficult to
repeat, though, which is why it's so crucial.
Joseph Deckard (name changed) is a 44- year-old drugs law campaigner from Norwich, who conducts his own street-level testing. He'll approach you in the club and will invite you into the gents to test your pill for you on the spot. The response, he says, is generally positive: last week he approached four potential pill-heads, three said yes to a quick test, one said no.
"It's putting the whole thing on the table here it is, let's talk about it," says Deckard, previously active in the Legalise Cannabis Campaign. "It's supposed to be zero tolerance, it's supposed to be no drugs in the club. It's not. It's hypocrisy." Tony Puglia runs E-Z Test, a company selling their own basic testing kit for £9.95 through mail order, hippie shops and record stores.