Tag Archives: Drugs

Arrested Suspected Drug Dealers Held Until They’ve Defecated Three Times

Cambridge’s East Area Committee on the 25th of July 2013 was told that Cambridgeshire Police have adopted a policy of keeping arrested suspected drug dealers in custody until they have defecated three times so the police can recover any swallowed drugs. Two days earlier the city’s Community Safety Partnership had also been briefed on the [...]

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Addiction

Seized Cannabis at Ely Police Station Open Day Individuals suffering from addiction are responsible for a significant amount of crime; those with problematic addictions impose substantial costs on society as a whole. I have been closely following the debate on our country’s policies on drug abuse which are the subject of a current inquiry by [...]

Tackling Problems Caused by Street Drinkers in East Cambridge

I observed Cambridge’s East Area Committee on Thursday the 2nd of August 2012. One of the key things raised, as usual for East Area Committee meetings, was crime, and other problems related to street drinkers in the area. The committee heard from two members of the public one of whom was Joanna Dean of Norfolk [...]

Julian Huppert Calls for Legalisation of Drugs

During Prime Minister’s questions on the 29th of June 2011 Cambridge’s Liberal Democrat MP Julian Huppert asked: Does the Prime Minister believe that drugs policy has been failing for decades, as he said in 2005, and does he agree that the Government should initiate a discussion of alternative ways including the possibility of legalisation regulation [...]