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Arrests for Possession of New Psychoactive Substances

Question

Since the Psychoactive Substances Act came into force in May, how many people have you arrested for:

Possession of a legal high or NPS, Possession with intent to supply and supplying? 

If it is possible (within the cost limit) can you give the age of the individuals arrested?

If it is possible (within the cost limit) can you identify the type of NPS relating to each arrest? 

Answer

Please find the information requested below:

Number of individuals arrested broken down by age

Age

Number of Arrests

18

2

19

1

20

1

21

1

22

1

23

2

25

2

28

1

29

1

31

1

35

1

49

1

Type of NPS/Legal high relating to arrest

Drug

Number of Arrests

Nitrous oxide

12

5F-MDMB-PINACA

2

Mexedrone

1

FOI reference: 23.01.17.

Date of request: 1536/16.