There was another pub that I used to use (until it got shut down) where a little firm used to use most nights. This mob were big-time cocaine dealers in the East End of London and one of the main guys would use one of his minions to carry the tools (a bag of knives). For that, he'd get free Charlie and booze all night. Obviously had no thought of how much bird he'd get if caught with them!
It was madness! People going out for glass of beer and a bit of fun at the end of the week with no idea of the risks that they were in by being in a pub where a certain crowd were armed with these weapons and ready to rip and slash some unsuspecting victim. And the victim would always be someone who couldn't hold his hands up or had any backing. This mob always selected their victims. It's the way they get their reputation.
There was a recent post about Johnny Depp being violent as he was fuelled with cocaine and alcohol. Johnny Depp’s spouse, Amber Heard is taking him to court stating that she is a victim of domestic abuse due to Johnny's booze and cocaine binges after wrapping up another movie.
Personally, I have no idea if it's true or not - but I do know that coke and liquor can and does result in violence. And for what I have been witness to in the past, I saw that there are those that are generally peace-loving people, that normally just get high and happy - whereas those that are known to be generally aggressive or bullyish are more likely to be violent when mixing alcohol with coke, as Charlie and booze tends to accentuate a person's innate character.
Where I come from, many people who socialise with others that use cocaine tend to look up to cocaine dealers and the way they drive their flashy cars, have wads of money and are part of a naughty firm. We see our young teenagers wanting to imitate them. I recall overhearing a couple of fourteen-year-old boys talking about getting hooked-up with a dealer to sell drugs. It seems like they get respect from others if they have a rep for slashing others with a Stanley knife. In all honesty - it's more like fear than respect!
Another important cocaine risk is that by mixing cocaine with alcohol, it creates another chemical called, "cocaethylene", which over time, accumulates in the liver and thus causes serious health issues as well as other long-term harmful effects
. Cocaethylene has also be the blame for many heart attacks for cocaine users under the age of forty.
Peter Fay, Manchester's chief constable has seen a growing occurrence of people combining cocaine with alcohol. He states that it creates a large amount of angry and agitated young males. He says that all of us really need to learn the reason why because a handful of these adolescent men are happy to to use violence to the extreme and worse still - for no good reason. Although drinking alcohol can be a big factor in generating anger and violence, combining both alcohol and cocaine is becoming a real worry.