Freelance writer specialising in the drugs trade, author of Drugs 2.0 – The web revolution that's changing how the world gets high.
Clients: The Guardian, Mail On Sunday, Reuters, the BBC, Lonely Planet, and more.
AT MIDDAY ON A THURSDAY this past April, a radio call crackled through from an ambulance team to the emergency department of Calvary Hospital in Canberra, Australia. David Caldicott, who was leading the shift as admitting officer, immediately noticed a tense quality in the ambulance driver’s voice.
In the last five years, the market for legal highs has exploded. It's never been easier, or cheaper, to buy drugs online – but no one knows what's in them, or how dangerous they are. Mike Power investigates.
This year New Zealand introduced radical new drug laws in an attempt to deal with the confusion over legal highs. Mike Power reports on a brave experiment that hopes to marry business, science and politics
"Power supplements well-written context with some old fashioned journalistic scoops. He manages to talk to the people at the heart of the online drug industry – the sellers, the producers, and the psychonauts. "
This is not just another drug scare story. ‘Ecstasy’ pills containing PMA are killing clubbers in the UK. Find out how to make sure you’re not next, and why the government should be doing something about it. All across Britain the revulsion has been palpable. In February, consumers trusting their supermarkets to sell them what they pay for, found they had been dining on horsemeat rather than beef.