Crack­down blamed for drugs spike

Ashbourne News Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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