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'Legal high' drug banned in Aberdeen pubs and clubs

Mephedrone
Mephedrone is sold on the internet as a plant feeder

A "legal high" drug has been banned in Aberdeen pubs and clubs.

Anyone caught using or trying to get into premises with mephedrone - commonly known as "bubbles" - will be banned.

Trade body Unight said it had taken the decision after widespread concern about the substance's safety. It is sold on the internet as a plant feeder.

Grampian Police warned that anyone taking the drug was taking an enormous risk.

Martin Greig, chair of Aberdeen Community Safety Partnership, added: "The premises in the Unight scheme are right to ban this substance in order to protect their customers."



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