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On 6 Sep 2018 at 8:21am Sniffles wrote:
Iím concerned with the amount of drug use in lewes these days, I was told the other day that lewes is now the drug capital of sussex? The pubs seem to be rife with the Colombian marching powder which is very sad.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 8:42am jojo wrote:
There is a lot of drug dealing in Lewes presently, I think it is a problem. Places such as railway land, near the Gardiners arms, Bell lane. Dont know what you do about it. Expect some git will be clever about dogging or something when they answer this. as they think they are so funny-behaving like 5 year olds.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 8:43am Just Saying wrote:
You're not wrong, but your kidding yourself if you think this is a Lewes problem (as for Lewes being the capital, not a chance, that's Brighton).
Maybe one day the government will wake up to the problem, the real shame is the "seriously good profit" from selling drugs goes to organised crime.
It's about time they legalised what is safe to legalise and controlled what isn't.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 9:05am Fat controller wrote:
Many drugs are illegal precisely because their contents are an unknown. Decriminalise them and control their ingredients like we do alcoholic drinks and the bottom would drop out if the black market, in theory.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 9:06am Horseman7 wrote:
The wording of the OP makes me feel it may be aimed at the bonfire societies. It's that time of year.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 9:10am truth to tell wrote:
'just saying, it's not so much that the Government needs to wake up to the problem, it's more that it needs to confess that it has caused the present grave problem in the first place through the creation of an unequal society full of despair and lack of hope. Fat chance of that happening whilst the fat cats pocket their profits and snort the recreational cocaine they can so easily afford. No need for them to beg on the streets and face destitution through the grip of addiction. A private expensive state of the art 'detox' programme is the worst they face.
I agree with your conclusions about profits. it's up there with large multinationals and is a world wide operation. Why is this allowed?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 9:41am Get real wrote:
There's no more drugs in Lewes now than there have ever been, it's always been a very druggy town. Also, who goes out to the Railway land to buy drugs? Any dealer worth knowing will deliver to your house, usually quicker than Dominos too...
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 10:58am Reflection wrote:
Seems to be a feeling that Lewes is somehow special or unique. It's like many affluent market towns up and down the country. Has exactly the same problems. Some folk need to get out of Lewes and have a look around the rest of the country. Might learn a thing or two.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 11:27am snorter wrote:
the sniff is rubbish when I'm dogging I still finish to early , jojo go walk your dog your the biggest sniffer in town and dogger
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 11:49am menthal wrote:
@jojo I'm intriqued, I've drunk at the gardeners on and off for years, never noticed a drug problem in or near the place. Where is the problem exactly?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 1:29pm Green Sleeves wrote:
I vape weed (yes, I'm "Pedro", for the 8th time fyi), but source my weed from a friend in Brighton. I'd love to be able to buy more locally but lack those connections in Lewes and doesn't seem that rife with obvious "dealers" who could help. But I'm also happy with the strain of cannabis I'm getting so not overly fussed about an occasional collection from Brighton.

I don't get the sense that Lewes is particularly "druggy" as towns go. Its as unremarkable as probably the next middle class town of similar size would be. Just get on and legalise/regulate the benign drugs and decriminalise the rest as mentioned by other posters (including myself on numerous occasions!).
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 1:44pm Really? wrote:
You've not found a dealer in Lewes Pedders? Do you ever leave the house?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 2:41pm red eyes wrote:
I have never had a problem with the drugs in lewes allways been quite good and a average price
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 3:42pm jim wrote:
I wouldn't say that the problem is any worse than any other town and definitely not as bad as several other towns in Sussex. The problem is increasing due to cuts to drugs services, social care and policing, as well as a new distribution network that is harder to disrupt.
The answer really does lie in legalisation of softer drugs and decriminalisation of the harder drugs. Simple.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 4:05pm Mr Palin wrote:
Itís rife all over town, but it hasnít got worse over the years, in fact there are about half as many public houses selling alcohol as there used to be.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 4:24pm Mr Cleese wrote:
Thrash them all within an inch of their lives.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 6:05pm Mr Dealer wrote:
Let's hope drugs stay illegal as long as possible and the laughable war on drugs continues. Legalise drugs, have them under control like alcohol is, tax them, regulate their purity, and well off chaps like me would be out of business. And the boys and girls of the law would miss their little Christmas boxes.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 6:05pm Green Sleeves wrote:
@really I've not personally seen or been in direct contact with a dealer in Lewes. But I've not been proactively looking out for one either. I don't tend to go to pubs much, if that's a hotspot for them.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 10:06pm Pedant wrote:
I've been wondering what the difference is between looking out for one and proactively looking out for one. I'm sure there must be a difference but can't for the life of me work out what it is.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 10:13pm @pedant wrote:
Your the only person in Lewes I would ever punch.
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 10:32pm Pedant 2 wrote:
It's you are, not your. Where did you go to school?
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On 6 Sep 2018 at 10:57pm @pedant wrote:
Just testing. You're a that.
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 12:48am My town wrote:
I can tell u of 3 places in lewes where drugs are being sold. People come in from Eastbourne Brighton to buy them.
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 1:49am Notthedea wrote:
So ... can you tell us these three places or what?
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 7:40am Green Slaves wrote:
I'll snort anything to boot out the tedium of my dreary life.
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 8:42am Green Sleeves wrote:
@green slaves, glad to have a fan.

I would never snort anything, but I'd certainly vape weed, drink alcohol, coffee, tea, eat chocolate, and occasionally try MDMA or mushrooms to boot out the tedium of my life. That's precisely why they exist, for pleasure (and medication!)
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 2:14pm Vodaphone wrote:
The futures bright , Just saying
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On 7 Sep 2018 at 4:42pm Elon Musk wrote:
This should put the UK's pathetic and pointless attitude into perspective...

Check it out here »
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On 9 Sep 2018 at 2:08pm Deputy Dawg wrote:
Dag nabbit Musky
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On 10 Sep 2018 at 6:09pm Chris wrote:
Lived in Lewes 16 years and not once seen a drug deal going on. I'm not saying it doesn't happen but I repeat - not ONCE in 16 years.
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On 12 Sep 2018 at 11:28am Widget wrote:
When I lived in Eastbourne the dealers would hang around the railway station. Why were people coming to Lewes to buy. Is it cheaper here


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