Drugs and the Law

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This factsheet will answer the following questions and more, 

  • What do the drug offenses 'possession' and 'supply' mean? 
  • What will the police do if I'm caught with an illicit drug on me? Will I get a criminal record? 
  • How do the police and courts decide what is 'dealing'? And what is possession for personal use? 
  • What happens if I take drugs and drive? 
  • What rights do police have to stop and search me for drugs or paraphernalia? 
  • What happens if I am caught with something that isn't 'really' a drug? 
  • Is it legal to purchase or use 'legal highs'? 

 

Drugs and the Law Fact Sheet