Drugs and substances
Drug dealing brings crime and violence to otherwise peaceful communities, and makes people feel helpless and afraid in their own homes and towns. Drug taking causes young people to drop out of school, and it makes parents lose interest in their children. It pushes people into lives of crime and poverty, destroys ambition and ruins lives.
We work with the police and our other partners to limit the damage drugs do. We aim to;
- protect communities through robust enforcement to tackle drug related anti-social behaviour.
- prevent harm to children, young people and families affected by drug misuse.
- promote public information campaigns, communications and community engagement.
The Misuse of Drugs Act is the main piece of legislation covering drugs and categorises drugs as class A, B and C. Drugs are termed as controlled substances, and Class A drugs are those considered to be the most harmful.
Offences under the Act include;
- Possession of a controlled substance unlawfully
- Possession of a controlled substance with intent to supply it
- Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug (even where no charge is made for the drug)
- Allowing premises you occupy or manage to be used unlawfully for the purpose of producing or supplying controlled drugs
- Drug trafficking (supply) attracts serious punishment including life imprisonment for Class A offences.
The police have special powers to stop, detain and search people on 'reasonable suspicion' that they are in possession of a controlled drug.
For more information about drugs and substances please visit Talk to Frank.
Where drug dealing is causing anti-social behaviour at a particular property or premises we would look to use our Community Space Protection Orders, Injunctions and Closure powers.
What you can do
If you are experiencing problems with anti-social behaviour, or have any concerns about it, or other community safety issues, please do not hesitate to contact us.
A great information web site for younger people can be found at Fearless.
Feel free to use the diary sheet below to record your incident and then, please contact us. You may find the guidance leaflet useful or you could visit the Incident Diary page for more information.
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The documents in this section are in Adobe Acrobat format (pdf). You will need Acrobat Reader to view these files which can be downloaded from the Adobe website free of charge.