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Apple™ Bitten By Drug Scandal

A source claims the company found evidence of widespread drug use at its European HQ.


Apple headquarters in Cork, Ireland. via

By Mei Schultz


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Apple’s management reportedly uncovered widespread use of cocaine and marijuana among employees of the tech giant's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland. In response to rumors of drug use by staff, executives hired officials with drug dogs to search the plant after hours, says an inside source. The Apple insider claims the sweep turned up evidence of cocaine and marijuana at 14 stations in the complex. “There were in the region of 14 hits and a report was given to management," says the source. “It came as a real shock and they’ve tried to be really proactive to put a stop to it.” Established over 30 years ago, the Cork complex employs over 3,000 people, and serves customers in the Middle East, India, and Africa. A spokesman for the company said only: “We have a zero tolerance policy toward drug use and possession." This is not the first time Apple staff's indulgences have spelled trouble for the company: In 2010 and 2011, there were two separate incidents of employees accidentally losing highly-coveted unreleased Apple products while out drinking at bars.

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