Lib Dems’ drug claim

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

Just 31 of the 4,440 Scots con­victed of drug pos­ses­sion last year were of­fered sup­port to help them ad­dress their prob­lem.

Fig­ures from the Lib Dems show just 31 drug treat­ment or­ders – a com­mu­nity-based sen­tence aimed at prob­lem drug users – were is­sued for those caught with drugs for per­sonal use.

Lib Dem MSP Liam McArthur said: “With dru­gre­lated deaths at a record high, it is time to recog­nise that the ‘war on drugs’ is a fail­ure.”

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