Drugs paraphernalia seized by police from Rugby town centre shop

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Officers have seized drug paraphernalia which was being sold in a shop in Rugby town centre.

The items, which included grinders, bongs and pipes, were seized under Section 9a of the Misuse of Drugs act 1971, which prohibits the supply of drug paraphernalia that can be used or adapted for the administration of a controlled drug.

Officers seized the items from the shop on April 22.

PS Stuart Powell from the Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Shop owners have a legal and moral obligation not to sell these items which were blatantly aimed at drugs users. These items were displayed in one of the main thoroughfares through the town for anyone to see including people of all ages.

“I am grateful to the owners of the shop who, now they have been notified of this obligation, have agreed that all such products are to be disposed of and they have changed their policy of stocking such items.

“The local Safer Neighbourhoods team will continue to use legislation to protect our communities from harm, and stop the promotion of the use of controlled drugs.”