Psychoactive Substance (4058_18)

Request

Please provide the number of arrests made under the Psychoactive Substances Act since May 2016, broken down by month and by the offence suspected of being committed. This information should be available by conducting a search of the NSPIS for CJS codes that begin with `PS160¿.

 

Please also provide the number of these arrests where nitrous oxide was the substance in question. This information should be available by searching the above records for the following terms:

 

Laughing gas

Nitrous oxide

NOS

NO2

Canisters

Gas canisters

Balloons

Response

We have searched our arrest system and there are 51 arrests that relate to PS160 which is the first part of the offence code that relates to all psychoactive substances of which 2 arrests relate to nitrous oxide, please see attached for the breakdown by month.

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