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Date Responded 12 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:

Please provide the requested information broken down by each of the following calendar years:

a) 2015

b) 2016

c) 2017

d) 2018

e) 2019

 

  1. Please state the total number of persons under the age of 18 caught with illegal drugs on school premises.
  2. If possible, please provide the ages of the individuals involved in Q1a-e.
  3. Please provide a breakdown of the number of incidents from Q1a-e relating to the following illegal drugs

Class-A drugs such as heroin and crack cocaine

Cannabis

Other drugs

4. Please provide a breakdown of the number of incidents in Q1a-e, where the illegal drugs were seized from:

Primary schools

Secondary schools

 

In Response:

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with the Corporate Development Department of 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.

1-2.

Age

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

12

1

1

1

 

2

5

13

4

2

2

4

1

13

14

15

5

4

4

7

35

15

11

12

8

9

7

47

16

2

5

3

1

6

17

17

 

1

     

1

Total

33

26

18

18

23

118

 

3. In response to this part of your request we have provided a list of HO codes in relation to the drug offence rather than classifying different types of drugs as per the request, as some of these do not specify the type of drug we would not necessarily be able to provide an accurate count within the request.  Bearing this in mind, please see the below:

 

Crime

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Total

Having possession of a controlled drug class B – Mephedrone

2

       

2

Reinstated wef 26.01.09 / Having possession of cannabis

27

22

11

11

14

85

Supplying or offering to supply Other Class 'C'

         

0

Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug Class B - Mephedrone

         

0

Having possession of a controlled drug Other Class 'B'

2

 

1

   

3

Having possession of a controlled drug Amphetamine

1

       

1

Reinstated wef 26.01.09 / Supplying or offering to supply a controlled drug

1

   

1

 

2

Having possession of a controlled drug Other Class 'C'

1

       

1

Having possession of a controlled drug LSD

1

     

1

2

Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply Other Class 'C'

1

       

1

Having possession of a controlled drug MDMA

 

2

   

3

5

Supplying or offering to supply LSD

 

1

     

1

Reinstated wef 26.01.09 / Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply

 

1

 

1

 

2

Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply MDMA

   

1

2

1

4

Supplying or offering to supply Other Class 'B'

   

5

   

5

Having possession of a controlled drug Cocaine

     

1

1

2

Supplying or offering to supply MDMA

     

2

2

4

Supplying or offering to supply Other Class 'A'

     

1

 

1

Having possession of a controlled drug Other Class 'A'

       

1

1

Total

36

26

18

19

23

122

 

4. We do not hold this information.

 

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