Circular 005/2017: testing suspected substances under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

Advises on approved drug testing kits and training provisions for officers.


Circular 005/2017: the testing of substances suspected to be drugs controlled under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

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  • broad subject: crime and disorder
  • sub category: drug offences
  • from: Crime and Policing Group (CPG) – policing directorate
  • unit: Drug Strategy Unit
  • date for implementation: 10 April 2017
  • for more information contact: Duncan Harding on 01727 81494
Published 21 April 2017