Reporting drug dealing to the police

Drugs and drug related crime have a huge negative impact on our communities. We are committed to tackling the problems associated with drug use and drug dealing across Humberside and welcome any information you may have.

We would encourage anyone with information about drug dealing to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Drug dealers usually operate from busy locations to supply drugs to buyers. Things to look out for are:

  • Increased traffic from cars and pedestrians that only stops for short periods.
  • Activity or noise that is heavier at weekends, late at night or around paydays.
  • People loitering around a property during periods of heavy traffic.
  • People waiting in cars before or after visiting a property.
  • People parking around the corner or a few streets away and approaching on foot.
  • Money or parcels being exchanged through windows, letterboxes or under doors.
  • Small packets being exchanged for money
  • Debris including tin foil, small plastic bags, ‘wraps’, blister packs or syringes.

The majority of drugs dealt in the Humber region is by people who live here and does not involved people from out of our area. However, we are also very proactive in tackling a national drug issue known as county lines which does have an impact on our communities. Find out more about county lines, cuckooing and how we tackle serious drugs crime in Humberside Police [County Lines]


Taking drugs is a healthcare matter - For information on drugs, their risks and effects, talk to FRANK 0800 776600 – www.talktofrank.com

Cannabis can be seen as a harmless drug and there are people who go through their whole lives smoking it without a problem and without getting caught – but that doesn’t mean they are not breaking the law.

Q. What is the law on cannabis?

A. Cannabis has been upgraded back to a Class B drug. For over-18s, possession of a small ‘personal quantity’ may lead to a ‘cannabis warning’ on a first occasion, rather than arrest, but the drug will be confiscated. If you are caught again you could face an on-the-spot fine or arrest.

Q. What’s so bad about a little smoke with friends?

A. In the eyes of the law, passing a spliff can be seen as dealing.

Myth busting

1: Just a slap on the wrist? - A conviction for any kind of drug crime can mean suspension or expulsion from your studies and/or halls of residence. In some countries, such as the USA, a conviction for drugs may mean you’re not allowed into the country. 

2: Amsterdam-style coffee shops are not legal in the UK, no matter what anyone tells you. 

3: It is illegal to grow your own and you can be prosecuted with intent to supply if caught.