Drugs probe by police after fire at Southampton house

Drugs probe by police after fire at Southampton house

Drugs probe by police after fire at Southampton house

First published in News

POLICE uncovered evidence of drugs inside a Southampton home after firefighters had forced their way inside to tackle a blaze.

Emergency services had been called to Lordswood Road early yesterday morning and were greeted with smoke billowing from the downstairs and upstairs windows and flames visible in the lounge.

Unsure if anyone was trapped, they broke down the door as neighbours looked on – but soon found the detached house was empty.

They managed to contain the fire to the lounge, breaking a window to ventilate the property which was severely damaged by the blaze and entirely smoke-damaged.

An investigation got under way involving police who then discovered evidence of drugs activity inside the property.

A 21-year-old woman and a 32-yearold man, both from Southampton, have since been arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and were last night being quizzed by police.

Neighbour Susan Sebright, 54, of Lordswood Road, said: “There were just billows of smoke.” She described how firefighters struggled to break the door down.

Tristan Pugh, 34, of Lordswood Road, was also alerted by a passer-by and got himself and his eight-yearold daughter out of his house.

He said: “Nobody’s been hurt, that’s the most important thing.”

Fire investigators concluded that the blaze, which left the road between Dale Valley Road and Hill Lane closed for several hours, was accidental and due to an unattended candle.

Station manager Mickey Smither, tactical adviser at the scene, said firefighters were alerted at 7.40am yesterday.

He said: “If someone had been in the property it could have been much more serious.”

Crews from Totton, Bishop’s Waltham and Romsey attended the incident, which was during the latest firefighters’ strike.

Mr Smithers said that crews had been at the scene within the aimedfor target of eight minutes, having been strategically placed around the area so the response had not been affected

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8:43am Sun 5 Jan 14

WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER. says...

sounds like another indoor horticultural centre.
sounds like another indoor horticultural centre. WILLIAM HAGUES TWIN BROTHER.
  • Score: -9

10:41am Sun 5 Jan 14

southy says...

Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax southy
  • Score: -10

11:28am Sun 5 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

southy wrote:
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
http://people.howstu
ffworks.com/state-la
w-contradicts-federa
l-law.htm
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax[/p][/quote]http://people.howstu ffworks.com/state-la w-contradicts-federa l-law.htm gilbertratchet
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12:18pm Sun 5 Jan 14

southy says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
southy wrote:
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
http://people.howstu

ffworks.com/state-la

w-contradicts-federa

l-law.htm
interesting one big gray area
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax[/p][/quote]http://people.howstu ffworks.com/state-la w-contradicts-federa l-law.htm[/p][/quote]interesting one big gray area southy
  • Score: -10

2:51pm Sun 5 Jan 14

loosehead says...

southy wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
southy wrote:
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
http://people.howstu


ffworks.com/state-la


w-contradicts-federa


l-law.htm
interesting one big gray area
do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users,
Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags?
Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it?
Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them?
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax[/p][/quote]http://people.howstu ffworks.com/state-la w-contradicts-federa l-law.htm[/p][/quote]interesting one big gray area[/p][/quote]do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users, Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags? Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it? Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them? loosehead
  • Score: 3

3:19pm Sun 5 Jan 14

southy says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
southy wrote:
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
http://people.howstu



ffworks.com/state-la



w-contradicts-federa



l-law.htm
interesting one big gray area
do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users,
Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags?
Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it?
Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them?
Read facts loose not fiction, even at today strengths which is not much stronger than origin of the hemp plant, Cannabis do not carry any cancerous element at all, it is one of the very plants where every part of the plant can be used with no wastage.
There is no proven illness that have been cause by cancer and illness suffers that smoke cannabis also drink alcohol, the effects that your thinking and talking about are known illnesses that are caused by drinking alcohol due to the effect of dehydration of the blood that will damage cells beyond repair.
And your mums doctor during the war was right smoking can calm nerves, plus during the war ready made fags had less chemicals added to them, than they did from the late 50's and onward.
there are no proven illness cause though just smoking cannabis as there have been no test or experiments done with people that have only smoke cannabis there's all ways been that element that they also drink alcohol, the only proven illnesses that have been cause though drugs are the man made drugs and not nature own produce.
that is a misconception to say alcohol was the only safe drink for 100's of years, it was not there where many other drinks that could be had and one of those drinks come from Birch trees and then there was boiled water which was the biggest thing that people drank, plus beer and other alcohol are not the same as they was 50 years ago and was even more different 100 years ago, again due to chemicals that are added, like today your more likely to drink a chemical beer than the fine old art of brewing from a 100 years ago.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax[/p][/quote]http://people.howstu ffworks.com/state-la w-contradicts-federa l-law.htm[/p][/quote]interesting one big gray area[/p][/quote]do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users, Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags? Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it? Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them?[/p][/quote]Read facts loose not fiction, even at today strengths which is not much stronger than origin of the hemp plant, Cannabis do not carry any cancerous element at all, it is one of the very plants where every part of the plant can be used with no wastage. There is no proven illness that have been cause by cancer and illness suffers that smoke cannabis also drink alcohol, the effects that your thinking and talking about are known illnesses that are caused by drinking alcohol due to the effect of dehydration of the blood that will damage cells beyond repair. And your mums doctor during the war was right smoking can calm nerves, plus during the war ready made fags had less chemicals added to them, than they did from the late 50's and onward. there are no proven illness cause though just smoking cannabis as there have been no test or experiments done with people that have only smoke cannabis there's all ways been that element that they also drink alcohol, the only proven illnesses that have been cause though drugs are the man made drugs and not nature own produce. that is a misconception to say alcohol was the only safe drink for 100's of years, it was not there where many other drinks that could be had and one of those drinks come from Birch trees and then there was boiled water which was the biggest thing that people drank, plus beer and other alcohol are not the same as they was 50 years ago and was even more different 100 years ago, again due to chemicals that are added, like today your more likely to drink a chemical beer than the fine old art of brewing from a 100 years ago. southy
  • Score: -5

3:23pm Sun 5 Jan 14

southy says...

Any way loose i was referring to the USA legal system on banking and taxing being one large gray area
Any way loose i was referring to the USA legal system on banking and taxing being one large gray area southy
  • Score: -7

4:35pm Sun 5 Jan 14

gilbertratchet says...

loosehead wrote:
southy wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
southy wrote:
Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax
http://people.howstu



ffworks.com/state-la



w-contradicts-federa



l-law.htm
interesting one big gray area
do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users,
Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags?
Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it?
Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them?
I think he means it's a legal grey area. Which it is.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: Was reading an news article from the USA, Colorado state as legalise Cannabis, but the crazy thing is under federal state law no banks are allowed to take money that is earned from drugs and they also can't pay tax[/p][/quote]http://people.howstu ffworks.com/state-la w-contradicts-federa l-law.htm[/p][/quote]interesting one big gray area[/p][/quote]do you mean grey area? Cannabis at todays strenghts contain more cancerous elements than Alcohol & Fags put together plus the problems caused through the mental problems it inflicts on it's users, Southy my Mum was told by a Doctor in the Second world war to take up smoking to calm her nerves now look at what doctors are saying about fags? Alcohol was the only safe drink for hundreds of years( Water could be deadly) now look at the hysteria about it? Cannabis & many other drugs have proven illnesses associated with them yet people are trying to legalise them?[/p][/quote]I think he means it's a legal grey area. Which it is. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 0

1:03am Mon 6 Jan 14

susanbruce707 says...

An American told Susan through Electronic Post that in the American Blacks Law Dictionary looking up a definition for Human say's see Monster
An American told Susan through Electronic Post that in the American Blacks Law Dictionary looking up a definition for Human say's see Monster susanbruce707
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