|Photo: The University of Edinburgh
|Ye won’t be comin’ inside if ye have traces of guid weed on ye hands, mukker. Aye, laddie, ya can be as blootered as ya laik, but ya cannae be using drugs!
Get as blootered as ye like, laddie, but you cannae be usin’ cannabis! Patrons were tested for drugs at pubs in Aberdeen, Scotland, last weekend, in something called the “Pub Watch Scheme,” the latest Orwellian phase of “Operation Maple,” an anti-drug effort by local police.
A “drugs itemizer” was used at 10 licensed premises in the city’s Sheddocksley, Northfield and Bridge of Don areas. The device allows police officers or door staff to check for illegal drugs by swabbing a person’s hands, reports Danny Law at STV
No drugs were detected, but Bridge of Don Local Policing Team Inspector Moray Watt tried to put a good face on things, claiming he “felt the operation was a success” despite the fact that it didn’t accomplish anything except annoying patrons.