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Possession of cocaine most common drug arrest in Windsor over a year

Possession of cocaine most common drug arrest in Windsor over a year

Tara O'Connor

More than half of people arrested for drug offences in Windsor over a year were between 16 and 25 years-old.

Data from a Freedom of Information request to Thames Valley Police revealed that between May 1, 2014 and April 31, 2015, 40 people were arrested for drug offences in the town.

Of the 40 arrested, 25 were between the ages 16 and 25 and only two of the arrested offenders were women.

According to the data, June last year was the month in which the most arrests were made, with eight people arrested.

The quietest months were January and February, with one person arrested in each.

The possession of cocaine made up the highest number of arrests, with 22, followed by 11 arrests for the possession of cannabis.

Two arrests each were for heroin and amphetamines and three were for ecstasy or MDMA.

The remaining three arrests were for central nervous system (CNS) stimulants, mephedrone or an unrecorded drug.

Of the 40 individuals arrested, seven were charged.

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