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BBC SURVEY REVEALS POLICE ARE LENIENT ON DRUGS LAWS

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A BBC survey suggests that two-thirds of police forces in England and Wales are not prosecuting people found with s...
A BBC survey suggests that two-thirds of police forces in England and Wales are not prosecuting people found with small quantities of cannabis for their own use, reports BBC Leicester.

New figures from the survey by BBC 5 Live show police are increasingly likely to caution such people rather than take them to court. They also show that many forces are also issuing cautions for a first-time offence of being in possession of heroin and crack cocaine.

The results have prompted concerns that controlled drugs are in effect being decriminalised.
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