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Cannabis possession - 170/20

Date Responded 03 February 2020

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held at the time of a request, by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked:

How many people have been charged with possession (just possession, not possession with intent to supply) of cannabis in 2019?

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted within Northumbria Police. I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I am able to disclose the located information to you as follows.

347 people have been charged or been provided with a summons regarding the possession of cannabis, or synthetic cannabis, in 2019.

This discounts anyone with possession to supply.

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