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Arrests and Charges for Methylamphetamine offences

Question

1. Can you please tell me how many arrests were made in relation to the following suspected offences from 2010-present:

- possess methylamphetamine a class A controlled drug

- possess with intent to supply methylamphetamine a class A controlled drug

- attempt to possess with intent to supply methylamphetamine a class A controlled drug

2. Can you also tell me how many suspects were charged and for what offence giving a year on year breakdown from 2010 onwards.

Answer

1. Please see the table below for the number of arrests made in relation to the following suspected offences from 2010-present.

Offence

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

Total

Conspire to supply a class A   controlled drug - other

 

 

 

6

 

 

6

Offer to supply methylamphetamine a   class A controlled drug

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Possess methylamphetamine a class A controlled drug

2

1

10

2

4

2

21

Possess with intent to supply a   controlled drug of Class A - Methylamphetamine

 

1

1

1

 

 

3

Total

2

2

11

9

4

3

31

2. Please see the table below for the number of people charged in relation to these offences from 2010 onwards: 

Offence Title

10/11

11/12

12/13

13/14

14/15

15/16

Total

Conspire to supply a class A controlled drug - other

 

 

 

6

 

 

6

Offer to supply methylamphetamine a   class A controlled drug

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

Possess methylamphetamine a class A controlled drug

2

 

4

 

1

2

9

Total

2

0

4

6

1

3

16

Please note to complete your request we searched for Methylamphetamine and Methamphetamine as well as the known slang terms such as ‘Speed’.

FOI reference: 1087/16.

Date of request: 25.08.16.