Disclosure Details

Drugs - 385/12

Dated: 07 Jun 2011

Date of request:        24/04/2012

Date of response:       23/05/2012

Provision of information held by Northumbria Police made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the 'Act')(FOIA)

Thank you for your email dated  24 April 2012 in which you made a request for access to certain information which may be held by Northumbria Police.

As you may be aware the purpose of the Act is to allow a general right of access to information held by a Public Authority (including the Police), subject to certain limitations and exemptions.

You asked: 

"1. For the years 2009 – our current time in 2012 I am requesting a year by year breakdown of the number of seizures your force has made of crystal methamphetamine, including the size of the seizure.
2. For the same years I am requesting a year by year breakdown of the number of times a premise has been searched resulting in the detection of a case of production of crystal methamphetamine in contravention of Section 4 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971."

In response:

We have now had the opportunity to fully consider your request and I provide a response for your attention.

Following receipt of your request, searches were conducted with both the Crime and Corporate Development Departments of Northumbria Police.  I can confirm that the information you have requested is held by Northumbria Police.

I have decided to disclose the located information to you in full as follows.

1. A year by year breakdown of the number of seizures of Methylamphetamine and size is as follows:-

Year No of seizures Size of seizure
2009 None
2010 1 4.62gms
2011 2



2012 None

2. No information held.  There were no occasions when a premises had been searched as specified by this part of your request.

The information we have supplied to you is likely to contain intellectual property rights of Northumbria Police.  Your use of the information must be strictly in accordance with the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended) or such other applicable legislation.  In particular, you must not re-use this information for any commercial purpose.

How to complain

If you are unhappy with our decision or do not consider that we have handled your request properly and we are unable to resolve this issue informally, you are entitled to make a formal complaint to us under our complaints procedure which can be found at: http://www.northumbria.police.uk/foi/disclosurelog/foicomprights.asp

If you are still unhappy after we have investigated your complaint and reported to you the outcome, you may complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office and request that they investigate to ascertain whether we have dealt with your request in accordance with the Act.


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