The move is one of a host of measures in its latest 10-year national drug strategy, Also included in the£1bn-a-year programme are proposals to fast-track drug-using parents into treatment in a bid to protect their children.
And police are set to be given wider powers to seize the assets of suspected drug dealers at an earlier stage - currently officers are only allowed to confiscate cash from suspects on arrest.
'Plough cash back into community'
Local Government Association chairman Sir Simon Milton (Con) welcomed the move, but called for funds generated from the seizure of assets to be ploughed back in to the communities they had been take from.
“People affected by the disruption and anti-social behaviour caused by a dealer’s criminal behaviour should decide how to put the resources to good use,” he said.