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Police Perspectives and Enforcement. ACPOS Drug Strategy. Reduce Supply Reduce Demand Reduce Harm Use of Intervention & Innovation. Emerging Drugs. BZP and “SPICE” MEPHEDRONE NAPHYRONE. Legislation. December 2009 April 2010 July 2010. EMCDDA Early Warning System.

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Acpos drug strategy
ACPOS Drug Strategy

  • Reduce Supply

  • Reduce Demand

  • Reduce Harm

  • Use of Intervention & Innovation


Emerging drugs
Emerging Drugs

  • BZP and “SPICE”

  • MEPHEDRONE

  • NAPHYRONE


Legislation
Legislation

  • December 2009

  • April 2010

  • July 2010


Emcdda early warning system
EMCDDA Early Warning System

  • 2005 – 14 (New Substances)

  • 2006 – 7

  • 2007 – 15

  • 2008 – 13

  • 2009 – 24


Mephedrone emergence
Mephedrone Emergence

  • Europe – March 2008

  • Scotland – April 2009


Sources
Sources

  • Internet

  • Headshops

  • Street Level Dealer


Marketing
Marketing

  • Plant Food/Bath Salts

  • Not For Human Consumption

  • For Research Purposes

  • 100% legal in UK

  • Research findings – “For individuals purchasing these drugs, the name of the product is insufficient information for buyers to be confident as to their exact content”




Drug deaths
Drug Deaths

  • SCDEA - ACPOS database

  • Definition – where there is prima facie evidence of a fatal overdose of controlled drugs…..


Drug deaths1
Drug Deaths

  • 2009 – 1 death ‘adverse effects of methadone & mephedrone’

  • 2010 – 4 deaths –

  • 2 West of Scotland

  • 2 East of Scotland


Acpos drug death review
ACPOS Drug Death Review

  • Fatal Road Traffic Collisions

  • Suicides

  • Substances Not Controlled


Future
Future

  • Temporary Banning Orders

  • Export and Production

  • Importation

  • Supply

  • Possession with Intent to Supply

  • No offence for “simple” possession


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