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BREAKING: Evidence of cocaine use found in Wills Memorial toilets

An investigation into cocaine use in Bristol has found evidence of the drug in the Wills Memorial Building toilets.

The latest the building is ever open until is 10pm, meaning that users are taking the drug in the daytime. The toilets are usually accessible only to U-Card holders, but are sometimes open to the public.

The university building consists largely of seminar rooms, lecture theatres, and the Wills Library, and is designated to the departments of Law and Earth Sciences.

The investigation was carried out by the news outlet Bristol Post, using the same testing swabs used by the UK police force. Two cubicles were tested and the drug tested positive in both.

‘Staff and students will be subject to the University’s disciplinary procedures.’
The University Press Office released a statement regarding the discovery, saying that the university has a ‘zero tolerance approach to the possession and use of illegal drugs.

‘If we find evidence of any student, member of staff or member of the public taking or possessing illegal substances on our premises then they will be reported to our Security Services and to the police. Staff and students will be subject to the University’s disciplinary procedures.’

No other university buildings were mentioned in the investigation, but not all were tested.

As a Class A drug, possession of cocaine can lead to a prison sentence of up to seven years and/or an unlimited fine.

‘We have a programme of activity in place to make our students aware of the risks of drug use and the support available to them,’ the University said.

The University recently published their updated Policy on Alcohol and Substance Misuse.

Read the full policy here:

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