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.
1) The number of people arrested for either supplying ketamine, or possessing ketamine, or possessing ketamine with intent to supply, in the following years 2014 - 2017:
If possible, could you please break down the number of arrests by year and by crime (supplying, possession and intent to supply).
We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention. 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.
Searches were carried out on the central database for the following Home Office codes
093/66 - Supplying or offering to supply Ketamine ('Special K' or Club horse drug)
093/72 - Having possession of a controlled drug Ketamine (Special K or Club horse drug
093/78 - Possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply Ketamine (Special K or Club horse drug)
These searches brought back the below results
Offence 2014 2015 2016 2017
Having possession of a controlled drug Ketamine 2 1 1 0
Supplying or offering to supply Ketamine 0 2 0 0