The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 is the main legislation covering drugs. It puts drug into different categories, known as Class A, B and C. Drugs regulated in this way are known as ‘controlled’ substances. Class A drugs are those considered to be the most harmful.
Under the Misuse of Drugs Act it is an offence to:
- possess a controlled substance
- possess a controlled substance with the intent to supply
- unlawfully supply a controlled drug (even when there’s no charge made for the drug)
- allow premises you occupy or manage to be used for the purpose of drug taking
How do I report drug dealing or use?To report drug dealing to Avon & Somerset Constabulary using this online form or by calling 101.
You can also report drug dealing anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online using the Crimestoppers website.