Drugs offences are primarily prosecuted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Offences range from simple possession of lower level drugs through to possession with intent to supply, importation and cultivation offences.
Large scale investigations lead to conspiracy charges. Cases often involve undercover Police operations, complex telephone evidence, detailed forensic investigations involving DNA, fingerprints and analysis of drugs. Following conviction, confiscation proceedings are likely.
The following drugs are the most commonly charged:
- Crack Cocaine
- Bath Salts