Drugs

Humberside Police works in partnership to tackle drugs issues. Police officers are involved in a range of operations and activities with partner agencies to tackle the criminal activity involving drugs and assist users into treatment to tackle dependency.

Support

For information on support to tackle drug dependency you can contact:

  • The Alcohol & Drug Service (Hull, the East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire) – 01482 320 606
  • National Drugs Helpline: 0800 77 66 00 (24 hours a day)

Offences

Dealing and use of controlled substances is an offence and charges can range from possession to production of controlled drugs.

The following section gives information on the main offences associated with drugs, the class system, and information on the types of drugs including their effects and where you can get help with addiction:

A class system of A, B and C groupings are used to categorise illegal drugs in the UK, these are separated in relation to the risk they pose and the sentences that can be imposed correspond to their seriousness.

The table below shows the sentences that can be issued to those involved in the possession or supply of drugs.

Class Penalty for possession Penalty for dealing
A Up to seven years in prison or an unlimited fine or both Up to life in prison or an unlimited fine or both
B Up to five years in prison or an unlimited fine or both Up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine or both
C Up to two years in prison or an unlimited fine or both Up to 14 years in prison or an unlimited fine or both

Report drug dealing

If you suspect drug dealing in Humberside call Humberside Police on 101 or speak to your local neighbourhood policing team.

Alternatively if you know someone is dealing in your community you can also contact:

  • Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111
  • HM Customs & Excise Hotline - 0800 595 000