Crackdown blamed for drugs spike
A CRACKDOWN on the use of the drug Black Mamba and other synthetic cannabis products has been blamed for the rise in reported drug crimes in Derbyshire.
Government figures have revealed six offences a day are being recorded in Derbyshire.
Officers in the county recorded 2,213 drug offences in the 12 months to June –up from 2,012.
Across England and Wales, there were 137,463 drug-related crimes recorded in the 12 months to June – up from 132,268. They include possession, trafficking, and other offences such as the production of illegal drugs and allowing a premises to be used for supply or production.
The most common type of drug crime recorded in Derbyshire in the last year was the possession of cannabis.