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The Northern Territory news Mon 4 May 2015



The Northern Territory news Mon 4 May 2015

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MONDAY MAY 4 2015 NEWS 05 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Just tip of the ice berg A TERRITORY taxi driver was shocked when he spotted a woman smoking an ice pipe in public at 7.05am. Robert Roehlen was parked in a taxi rank as he watched the middle-aged woman, who was sitting outside with a group, smoking the horror drug near the Nightcliff Five Star Supermarket early yesterday. It was a bit disturbing, he said. But what are you supposed to do? I was stewing on it anyone who has had any exposure to ice knows its going to have a devastating effect on the community. Mr Roehlen, a Darwin cabbie for more than a decade, said it was the first time he had seen someone use methamphetamine with his own eyes and while all drugs were concerning the misuse of alcohol and other drugs seemed to be the lesser of two evils. I think the use of the word tidal wave isnt an exaggeration when it comes to ice, he said. People dont understand how bad its going to get. The more people talk about it the less others can say it snuck up on them. NT Police Deputy Commissioner Mark Payne last week told the NT News that the explosive growth of crystal meth addiction had absorbed most hard drug markets in the Territory. You wont see base-order amphetamines, you wont see LSD, but what you will see is ice, and ice and more ice, he said. The justice system is flooded with addicts, dealers and cooks along with the crime that accompanies the use of such an insidious drug amid claims the NT is battling an ice epidemic. Darwin Magistrates Court saw more than 20 offenders facing ice charges last week. Four people charged with possessing methamphetamine are named on tomorrows court list. Mr Payne said NT and federal police, and the Immigration Department, would tackle the epidemic through Taskforce Nemesis. Six months ago, drug squad detective Superintendent Tony Fuller reported that paranoid junkies and dealers had become more determined to get their hands on guns. He said: Desperate people will do anything. Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000 or police 131 444. Cabbie saw early morning drug smokingEXCLUSIVEELLIE TURNER Anyone who has had any exposure to Ice knows its going to have a devastating effect on the community Heres to a knock-out of a fight THE pubs were packed, bets were placed and the beer flowed freely as crowds gathered to watch Floyd Mayweather take on Manny Pacquiao. Touted as the fight of the century the Mayweather versus Pacquiao showdown meant everyone came out for the fight even a four- monthold baby seen snoozing by his parents side. Some were just there for an excuse to drink while mates put their friendship on the line and made bets. Others were more inclined to spend the bout checking out the racing guide. Local Carl Carlos Hooper was at Wisdoms to watch the fight but was more keen to place a bet on the fillies in Hong Kong. Its a bunch of over-hyped bullshit, he said. Theres a race on at the Sha Tin that looks more exciting than the fight. Mayweather supporters were far outnumbered at Monsoons. The US Marines were out in force including mates Chris Dirksen and Jordan Patzer, who placed bets. Mayweather won by unanimous decision and remains unbeaten with 48 wins. FULL bout report: SportThe crowd at Monsoons was just one that filled pubs and clubs in Darwin to watch the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao Picture: PATRINA MALONE Bad plan to dump then check damage RULE number one when breaking the law: dont dump your car and walk back to the scene of the crime. An allegedly drunk young woman was arrested after she hit a power box leaving northern Darwin residents in the dark when she abandoned her car and returned on foot to check out the damage. The woman, 21, reportedly smashed into the PowerWater junction box when she failed to negotiate the intersection of Manunda Tce and Kalymnos Drive, Karama, and ran up on the footpath on Saturday at 11.10pm. Duty Superintendent Helen Braam said the unlicensed driver absconded in the black Holden Commodore sedan. She allegedly then abandoned the car in Dulverton Court. The woman returned to the scene of the accident on foot where she was arrested by police, she said. She is expected to be charged with traffic offences, including driving under the influence and failing to provide a sufficient sample of breath for testing. PowerWater crews restored electricity. Call (08) 9472 7200 Size (L/B/H): 675x605x80mm 25 Year Warranty 6.74A per hour 2 x 60W High Quality Monocrystalline Solar Panels with Fold out stand 1x Carry bag 1x 5m lead with alligator clips 1x 12v MPPT DC Regulator & Solar Charger 2 x 60W High Quality Monocrystalline 120 Watt Monocrystalline Hail Proof Panels Will charge in low light and partial shade German Certifed $299 + Free shipping OPEN ALL DAY MAY DAY from 11am Fully Licensed ~ Eat In or Takeaway www.fryingnemo.com.au NT Wild Caught Fish & Australian Seafood