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Widow: 'Legalising drugs is the only way for society to take control'

Aimi Garidis, whose husband died from a lethal cocktail of drugs, says legalising drugs is the only way for society to take control.

I'm angry at the lack of support he received, he was definitely not a criminal, he was a good man, a good family man.

He worked hard, and he should have been given support for his problem.

– Aimi Garidis

Rose Humphries lost two sons to heroin.

She also says it was the fault of the laws surrounding the drug, rather than the drug itself.

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Sixteen more arrested in Bristol drug crackdown

Sixteen more men have been charged with drug offences as part of an on-going investigation in Bristol.

The men were arrested during a second consecutive day of dawn raids following a six-month investigation into the supply of drugs in the city.

Police wrestle with suspected dealer in dawn raid Credit: Avon & Somerset Police

All 16 men are due to appear at Bristol Magistrates' Court.

Those charged and their charges are:

  • Devon Sawyers, 51, of Morton Street, Lawrence Hill - six counts of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
  • Steven Fudge, 46, of Southlands, Bath - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
  • Odeen Inling, 22, of Haltson Drive, St Paul's - one count of offering supply a Class A drug (heroin) and three counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Darryl Thomas, 40, of Goodhind Street, Easton - two counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin)
  • 17-year-old boy from Bristol - three counts of supplying a Class A drug (cocaine)
  • Montel Edwards, 19, of Essery Road, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Wayne Jones, 42, of Badminton Road, St Paul's - one count of supplying a Class B drug (cannabis)
  • Ira Tyler, 42, of Mina Road, St Werburghs - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Sharmarke Haybe, 22, of Payne Drive, Easton - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Ricky Passco, 25, of High Street, Easton - six counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Montell Holver, 19, Rousham Road, Eastville - 16 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Jerhyse Jones, 23, of Wilder Street, St Paul's - 14 counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Morgan Morrison, 44, of no fixed abode - four counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Nicholas McClean, 26, of Chaplin Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Geele Egal, 19, of St Mark's Road, Easton - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)
  • Romario Archer, 20, of Mary Carpenter Place, St Werburghs - five counts of supplying a Class A drug (heroin and cocaine)

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Dartmoor farmer allowed cannabis to be grown on land

John Shears has admitted allowing his land on Dartmoor to be used to grow cannabis Credit: Irving of Exeter

A former chairman of the Devon National Farmers Union has admitted allowing his land on Dartmoor to be used to grow cannabis.

John Shears has denied a second charge of producing the drug at his farm and now faces a trial at Exeter Crown Court next year.

Police seized 189 plants at the farm in May - capable of producing drugs worth thousands of pounds.

Plymouth students to be repatriated after fundraising target reached

Two Plymouth students who died in Amsterdam will be brought home after thousands of pounds was raised. It's believed that Shaun Brotherston and Bradley Price died after inhaling white heroin while celebrating Shaun's 21st birthday. Their friends have raised more than £9,000 to repatriate their bodies.

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