This week will see the ban of so-called ‘legal highs’ come into force.
It will be an offence to produce, supply, import or export the psychoactive substances.
Anyone caught faces up to 7 years in prison.
Legal highs contain one or more substances which provide a similar affect to illegal drugs.
The new legislation will make it simpler for police to deal with those drugs which are unsafe but may not yet be controlled.
Det Chief Insp Graham Gallagher says sadly they’ve seen too many people become ill after taking legal highs…