A man under the influence of ice jumped to his death from a high building in Darwin ; a woman there , also said to be an ice user , slashed her arms and bled to death. In Victoria the government has ordered an inquiry into the crystal metamphetamine , ice, epidemic . The Brisbane City Council has called for government assistance in cleaning up drug factory sites after police raids , there said to be 40 drug factories in the city . Across the state there have been vast numbers of drug labs closed down in the past year indicating that there is a large drug trade in the state . Letters and articles speak of young family members destroyed by ice , drug dealers active in public housing areas , residents living in fear behind locked doors,police and medical services people having to deal with deranged, aggressive and struggling individuals.