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Colchester shopkeeper to continue selling legal highs
9:28am Friday 8th March 2013 in News
A SHOPKEEPER has defended his decision to sell legal highs in Colchester.
The owner of Sheppards in Eld Lane, known as Rick, said he feels bad children are ending up in hospital but insisted the shop only sell to adults and if children are getting hold of products from the shops it is because other adults are buying them and passing them on.
He also thinks it is better for his adult customers, who he claims are going to get something anyway, to get products labelled and under control from the shop than from a drug dealer on a street corner.
See the full interview and reaction to the town's legal high problem in today's Gazette.