This request, reference HQ/PA/1441/15, was received on Friday 26 June 2015, 3:10pm.
Part one: According to a Home Office factsheet from 24 June 2014, police will be able to use khat warnings and penalty notices for disorder (PND) for £60 to adults. I would like to know how many people, since 24 June 2014, have been: • issued a khat warning for the first possession offence • issued a PND for the second possession offence Part two: I would also like to know, since 24 June 2014, the number of people who have been arrested on suspicion of: • producing of or being concerned in the production of khat • supplying or offering to supply or being concerned in supplying or offering to supply khat • possessing khat • possessing khat with an intent to supply khat • permitting premises to be used for the unlawful purpose of khat • importing or exporting khat I would also like to know how many of those arrests led to being charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. I would then like to know how many of those charged led to convictions, and please provide a brief description of the details of the case resulting a conviction. Part three: I would like to know how much khat has been seized by Thames Valley Police since 24 June 2014.
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