We take a tough stance on the illegal use of drugs and regularly carry out drugs warrants and special operations aimed at disrupting supply and arresting offenders.
Illegal drugs are divided into three different classes – Class A, B and C, with Class A drugs like cocaine and heroin deemed to be the most dangerous.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act, it is an offence to:
- possess a controlled substance unlawfully
- possess a controlled substance with intent to supply it
- supply or offer to supply a controlled drug (even if it is given for free)
- allow a house, flat or office to be used by people taking drugs
Possession of drugs can result in anything from a fine to up to seven years in prison, whilst anyone dealing drugs risks anything up to life imprisonment. Drug trafficking also attracts serious punishment, including life imprisonment for Class A offences.
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