Maddiston drugs activist Peter Krykant charged by police over consumption van

A Maddiston man has been charged over a drug consumption van he has been operating in Glasgow.

By Herald Reporter
Monday, 26th October 2020, 11:33 am

Activist Peter Krykant has been working with injecting users in the city since September.

Mr Krykant, who was charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act, is campaigning for a change in the law to allow the legal consumption of drugs such as heroin and cocaine.

He believes current laws force people to inject in squalid and dangerous conditions in alleyways, closes and waste ground.

Maddiston resident Peter Krykant has been charged in connection with a drug consumption van he has been operating in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin.

The volunteer-run facility was allegedly operating in Glasgow’s Parnie Street.

The UK Government has previously rejected calls to legalise such facilities.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “A 43-year-old man has been charged in connection with an offence under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 on Parnie Street in Glasgow during the morning of Friday, October 23, 2020.

“A report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal in due course.”

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