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Pregabalin Seizures (3780/20)

Request

The number of pregabalin seizures by the police force, the amount of pregabalin seized each time and the street value of each of these seizures.

I would like the information for the following years:

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

2018-19

2019-2020

2020-present

Response

Please be advised that specific information for this request is not held. We do not have a specific recording category on our crime database for seizures of Pregabalin. However, in order to assist, we have conducted a keyword search of the MO notes field of our crime database for ‘Pregabalin’ during the requested time period. We have then manually reviewed each MO entry to identify the cases that relate to the searching / seizing of this drug.

Please be mindful that this keyword search will only return entries with that exact spelling; entries with alternative spellings will not have been returned.

This search criteria has returned 3 results – please see these below.

2017-18

= 1 (quantity not recorded)

2019-20

= 1 (quantity recorded as x 2)

= 1 (quantity recorded as x 1)

No specific recorded information is held in relation to value.

The figures provided above are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

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.

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