The British Are Doing So Much Cocaine It’s Contaminating Their Drinking Water

By 05.11.14

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Way to go, United Kingdom. A new report by the Drinking Water Inspectorate (which is such a delightfully named British agency) has found the drug in their own water supply.

A study has shown that cocaine is so widely used that traces of the drug have made their way through intense purification treatments.

Researchers from the Drinking Water Inspectorate found drinking water contained benzoylecgonine, the form of the drug that it appears once it has passed through the body.

Steve Rolles, from drug policy think tank Transform, said the findings were proof of the scale of the use of cocaine in the UK.

Uhh… do the British drink their own piss? I’m confused. Can someone enlighten me in the comments?


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