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Controlled Drug Liaison Officer(s)(8101_18)


Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, I would like to request the following information:

For each of the individual calendar years:


2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to date.


1) How many alleged crimes did your Controlled Drug Liaison Officer(s) (CDLO(s)) investigate in each individual year requested?


2) How many of these investigations related to lost or stolen controlled drugs?


In reference to question one I seek information where an investigation was given a unique crime reference number.

In reference to question one and two I seek information in relation to the work of the CDLO(s) under the following pieces of legislation:

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

The Health Act 2006

The Controlled Drugs (Supervision of Management and Use) Regulations 2006.

The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973.

Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.

The Medicines Act 1968.

The misappropriation of controlled drugs investigated under the Theft Act 1968

I’d be grateful if you could supply the information that I have requested in the table that I have enclosed below. If this is not possible I would like to receive the information that I have requested in a Microsoft Excel format.

2013       2014       2015       2016       2017       2018 (to date)

Number of investigations

Investigations into lost or stolen controlled drugs


Please find enclosed our response.


From 2015 the WMP Controlled Drug Liaison Officer (CDLO) did not investigate any incidents involving controlled drugs, therefore we have no recorded information held for this time period. Within 2013 and 2014 there was no CDLO for WMP.


If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.