Dear Cleveland Police,

This request relates to the following offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971:
i. Possession of Cannabis - s.5(1) of the Act;
ii. Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply - s.5(3) of the Act.

1. For each of these two offences separately, please supply the following data broken down by each year a) 2004, b) 2005, c) 2006, d) 2007, e) 2008 and f) 2009 g) 2015 h) 2016:
a) The total number of individuals arrested by your force
b) The total number of individuals cautioned by your force
c) The total number of individuals charged by your force

Yours faithfully,

matt ford

Freedom of Information, Cleveland Police

This mailbox is for Freedom of Information requests only, and all other
mail will be deleted un-actioned. Your should either contact the
department direct, or contact Cleveland Police via 101.

Thank you.

Cleveland Police

Dear Mr Ford,

Enquiry Ref : 2017/8435

I acknowledge receipt of your enquiry dated 18.03.17 requesting information concerning cannabis arrests, cautions and charges.

As set out by the Freedom of Information Act it will be our aim to respond to your request by 19 April 2017. In some cases, however, we may be unable to achieve this deadline and I would hope to contact you should this be the case.

If you have any questions regarding your request please contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Cuthbert
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Cleveland Police
Shared Service Centre
Ash House,III Acre,
Princeton Drive
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6AJ

Cleveland Police

1 Attachment

Dear Mr Ford,

Enquiry Ref: 2017/8435

I write in connection with your request for information dated 18th March 2017 which was received by Cleveland Police on the 20th March. Please accept our apologies for the late response caused by staffing issues within this office resulting in a considerable backlog of requests, your patience is appreciated. I note you seek access to the following information:

This request relates to the following offences set out in the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971:
i. Possession of Cannabis - s.5(1) of the Act;
ii. Possession of Cannabis with intent to supply - s.5(3) of the Act.

1. For each of these two offences separately, please supply the following data broken down by each year a) 2004, b) 2005, c) 2006, d) 2007, e) 2008 and f) 2009 g) 2015 h) 2016:
a) The total number of individuals arrested by your force
b) The total number of individuals cautioned by your force
c) The total number of individuals charged by your force

Having made enquiries within the Force we have attached a spread sheet with the data that we have been able to retrieve please note this data is a snap shot when the information was retrieved and could be subject to change.

Please note the Cleveland Police response to your request is unique and should not be used as a comparison with any other force response you receive.

If you are not satisfied with this response or any actions taken in dealing with your request you have the right to request an independent internal review of your case under our review procedure. The APP College of Policing guidance states that a request for internal review should be made within 20 working days of the date on this response unless extenuating circumstances to account for the delay can be evidenced.

If I can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact this office on 01642 306825 or 01642 306832.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs M Cuthbert
Freedom of Information Decision Maker
Cleveland Police
Shared Service Centre
Ash House,III Acre,
Princeton Drive
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6AJ

Looking for an EU Authority?

You can request documents directly from EU Institutions at our sister site AskTheEU.org . Find out more .

AskTheEU.org