I am a little confused as to how this will operate.
Let’s assume for the sake of argument that I am going to attend this raucous field of noise. I arrive, I pitch my tent and then head off looking for a nice little stash of the drug of my choice. I find the right bloke [probably behind the Portaloos] and hand over a wodge of cash for a few pills or a little packet.
Now the problem arises – is my stash pure or not? How worried am I? This is important as I have just forked out my entire spending money on a few pills so do I really want to waste one of those pills by popping it into the “Anonymous Bin”?
Let’s assume I am of a paranoid persuasion and do indeed submit my sample [anonymously], how do I get my result? Do I present myself at the counter and tell ’em that I’m the chap who donated an Ecstasy tablet or pinch of Cocaine and can I please have the test results? Bear in mind that “the HSE has said that gardaí will be undertaking their usual enforcement plans at the festival and that the “surrender bin” does not “grant amnesty” to those found in possession of controlled drugs.” Surely The Boys in Blue will watch out for the test results [yup – high grade heroin] and then pounce on the unfortunate as he or she reports in for the result?
The only way this could work would be for the HSE to report equally anonymously by chalking up the results for all to see. “Submitted batch 096 has been guaranteed pure“. Of course the dealer can then up his [or her] price on the grounds that the product has been certified pure by the HSE.
Have they actually thought this one through?
I think, on balance, I would skip the test, thanks very much.
You can be too careful.