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  1. Boy admits possessing Ecstasy at school

    Posted Aug 06th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Joyce Man

    ... anti-drug measures in place. 'We will invite the school supervisor of the drug rehabilitation school for young drug abusers- Christian Zheng Sheng College- to do a talk at our school in the coming academic year.' The case comes as efforts are stepped up to combat drug abuse among youngsters in the community. The Hong Kong Playground Association will introduce a 'body check ...

  2. Doctors' study challenges drug-test plan

    Posted Dec 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam, Martin Wong

    ... aims to combat. 'The government has two aims. One is to lower the number of drug abusers via the programme's deterrent effect, the other is to identify abusers in an early stage, ... that the window for detecting most drug abuse is 72 hours or less. For those who signed up, if they take the drug they may refuse to take the test at the last minute and only take the test when they know ...

  3. Banker's worries about marriage a rebuttal of abuse claim, court told

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The concerns that Merrill Lynch banker Robert Kissel had about his marriage months before his wife killed him amounted to a rebuttal of her claims that he physically and sexually abused ... husband in self-defence. She also claimed that her husband used cocaine, and was an abusive man who often assaulted her and forced her into depraved sexual acts. She said she could not remember ...

  4. Hair-raising life and times of a drug dealer

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... centre early last month after staying there for three months. The government-run Central Registry of Drug Abuse said the number of abusers aged under 21 dropped by 3.3 per cent to 3,359 from ... the number of ketamine users increased by 2.2 per cent to 5,212. Among its abusers, 53.9 per cent were under 21. It remains the most popular abused drug. 'The reason why so many people ...

  5. Shining examples of hard work paying off in face of adversity

    Posted Jul 01st 2009, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... to study at university,' said Wing-san, 25, whose teenage years were overshadowed by abuse of the party drug Ecstasy. He spent three years in the rehabilitation centre after being convicted ... could change if he was determined to.' Wing-san said he started abusing party drugs when he was as young as 12. He was ordered to go into rehabilitation in 2004 after being convicted ...

  6. Cocaine congressman gets 18 months for trafficking

    Posted Feb 25th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... and indulged in the abuse of dangerous drugs,' the judge said. 'The defendant has asked for it for himself by what he did. It's sad to see a man of the defendant's background fall ... The 41-year-old politician had earlier pleaded guilty to trafficking the drugs hidden in his luggage and in his underpants while in transit to Macau on July 11 last year. But he successfully argued ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mother arrested for abuse A 26-year-old woman and her 60-year-old father-in-law were arrested for abusing her 10-year-old son. A teacher at the boy's school in Sau Mau Ping had called police at about midday after noticing bruises on the boy's arms and legs. He was taken to United Christian Hospital. Two held over drug haul Police, acting on a tip-off, arrested two suspected drug ...

  8. Give school a chance, say reformed alumni

    Posted Jun 13th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Two former drug abusers who went to a Lantau school for offenders have urged Mui Wo residents to support the college's expansion plan in the town. Wilson Wong, 25, who ... a chance,' he said. Mr Wong was admitted to the college on a probation order in 2003 after being convicted of possessing drugs. After three years at the college, he sat the Hong Kong Certificate ...

  9. Mother who left Ice pipe in toddler's reach put on probation

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... that his drug-addict mother had left unattended at home. The infant had picked up the straw and attempted to imitate his mother. The woman, then 26, later pleaded guilty to child abuse in Tuen Mun ... Joyce Man A single mother whose one-year-old son ingested the drug Ice from a home-made pipe she had left unattended in her apartment was placed on a 12-month probation order yesterday. ...

  10. Letters urge harsh penalty for singer's cocaine possession

    Posted Aug 20th 2004, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... offended again, it would mean he was a regular drug abuser and he could be sent for a drug test and to a drug rehabilitation centre, Mr Lin said in Kowloon City Court. 'The defendant might ... in Yau Ma Tei on June 23 for possession of dangerous drugs. The police, acting on information, found 0.42 grams of cocaine on him. He confessed that he had paid $1,800 for it and said ...




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