January 29, 2015

The Penalties of Cannabis Growing

Cannabis Growing in West Yorkshire In September 2014, more than 300 cannabis plants were found in a Cannabis factory Meltham, near Huddersfield. According to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner, the authorities seized and destroyed Cannabis plants and hydroponic lights used to grow the plants, the street value of the drugs seized would have been tens of thousands of pounds. Cannabis cultivation and growth has become increasingly popular in the UK, due to developments and availability of growing equipment. It also takes the factor of transporting of the drug across borders out of the equation, minimising a lot of the risk and associated costs. It’s been suggested that some dealers of hard drugs such as heroin and cocaine have migrated to cannabis growing in […]
January 26, 2015

Drugs on Your Premises, Could you be Liable?

Drug Crime in Huddersfield A 2014 report by Police.uk found that 1117 crimes were committed in the Huddersfield area, 27 of which were Drug offences (not accounting for the 486 incidents in West Yorkshire that could not be mapped to a location). Drug crimes accounted for 2% of all crime within Huddersfield during this period. Though this seems like a small figure, this only represents direct drug charges. The figure does not take into account other crimes in Huddersfield of which drugs are a large contributing factor, such as violent crimes and theft. With this in mind, all areas the supply of Drugs is taken very seriously by authorities, due to the repercussions that it has on the wider community. […]
January 23, 2015

What is the Proceeds of Crime Act?

The Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 is an act of parliament that allows the recovery of financial proceeds made from crime. The POCA 2002 is the UK’s main piece of legislation regarding money laundering. The principal money laundering offences carry a maximum penalty of 14 years imprisonment. The act is used to cover crimes linked to and supported by money laundering In England and Wales, the POCA also covers the following lifestyle offences: Drug Trafficking, Directing Terrorism, People Trafficking, Arms Trafficking Counterfeiting, Intellectual Property, Pimps and Brothels, Blackmail and Inchoate Offences. The act has since been amended by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, and the Serious Crime act 2007. In order to make a case under the POCA, […]
December 24, 2014

Conspiracy to Supply Drugs

Supplying drugs is a highly illegal practice and the police are diligent in prosecuting anyone involved with supplying illegal substances, no matter what amount of involvement they have in the process. If you are intending to supply drugs you can still be charged with conspiracy to supply even if you are not caught in the act of supplying. In organised drug dealing schemes, people are often prosecuted under the charge conspiracy to supply class A drugs, even if they are not directly selling the drugs. If a person is aware that they are a part of drug dealing operation, no matter how trivial their part, they can still be prosecuted under this charge. Regularly, people fall victim to being ancillary […]