YOU can buy anything on the internet and get it delivered almost immediately to your door, so perhaps it should come as no surprise that drugs can be dialled up and dropped off at your Darlington door within 14 minutes.

But it is still shocking.

The police, who devote great energies to breaking the big county lines operations, must surely be aware of these small time pedlars, but much responsibility again lies with the social media companies whose sites are used as advertising hoardings by the dealers.

The companies have created these amazing platforms which have enormous benefits, but which are also almost entirely unregulated.

Consequently, people are able to racially abuse footballers who miss a penalty, they are able to spread fake information which has a very real effect on efforts to fight the pandemic, and they are able to deliver drugs to your teenager’s door. It is not a suppression of free speech to say that this cannot be allowed to go on.

The Government has again delayed its online harms bill, even though a Commons committee only a month ago said “that we need to call time on the wild west online”. No longer is it a wild west shoot-out, but a drugs shoot-up, and there needs to be regulation outlining real responsibilities to stop it.