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Drug Use and Dealing

This is a criminal offence and you need to report this to the Police immediately, you must also let them know if you are concerned about your safety, or that of others.

Once it has been reported to the police, please contact us with the details of the incident, the police incident number and officer’s name. We will then make a decision whether action can be taken by us.

If you wish to report criminal behaviour anonymously, please contact Crimestoppers.

If the behaviour has been ongoing, please complete our Incident Report Sheets with dates and times of the incidents and send these to us. You can do this by hand or by post, but it may be quicker to do this electronically via My Account.

Cuckooing

Cuckooing is when a drug dealer or a gang takes over a vulnerable adult’s address for criminal purposes, usually as a site to supply, store or produce drugs.

Gangs will exploit an individual’s vulnerabilities in order to make a profit and avoid police detection. Cuckooing is often seen as a part of county lines criminality which involves drug gangs exploiting children and vulnerable adults.

The victims of cuckooing are often:

  • Those who suffer from drug and/or alcohol addiction
  • Those who are struggling financially
  • The elderly
  • People with mental health issues
  • People with learning disabilities.

If you know someone who is being cuckooed, contact the Police by calling 101 or CrimeStoppers on 0800 555111. If you are a victim of cuckooing yourself, tell someone – a family member, a friend or the Police.

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