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Arrests under the Pyschoactive Substances Act in Somerset

Question

How many arrested have been made that can be linked to drugs formally known as "legal highs" such as Spice since the Psychoactive Substances Act came into force on 26 May 2016? Please can I have the data that relates to the force area of West Somerset (To include Taunton Deane, Minehead, Bridgwater) and Chard, which I think falls into South Somerset is possible. Could you please send the overall total and then break down into area?

Answer

There have been three arrests identified relevant to your request all three were in Taunton, Somerset west.

None in Chard.

FOI reference: 623/17.

Date of request: 12.05.17.