Destruction Order for legal highs praised by Police and Crime Commissioner (7 Dec 2015)

The decision by Leeds Magistrates Court to grant a forfeiture and destruction order for £34,000 of so-called legal highs has been praised by the West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson.

The so-called 'legal highs' were seized from shops in Leeds and have now been sent for destruction following the ruling. West Yorkshire Trading Standards was granted the forfeiture order on Thursday (3/12) for the substances seized in a series of raids across the city earlier this year.

Mark Burns-Williamson, said:

"I would firstly like to praise the city's community safety partnership Safer Leeds which has seen the police, council and other agencies working closely together to crack down on potentially dangerous substances.

"The order by the court sends out a clear message. The use of drugs including 'legal highs' can devastate families and the lives of those that use them and I have previously called on the Government to tighten the legislation around them.

"I am pleased that Safer Leeds have made innovative use of the existing legislation to address the harm associated with them."

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