Police raid seizes a stash of ‘legal highs’


By May Loonam @mayloonam95

A stash of ‘legal highs’ have been found by council and police officers after raiding a shop in Sheffield.

A collection of cash, illicit cigarettes and 99 packets of NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) with an estimated street value of £2,000 were seized during the raid.

A council spokesman has refused to name shop involved in the raid, or state where it is in Sheffield.

Some people have expressed discomfort with this decision.


One man, John Foster, said: “Surely co-operation and vigilance from the local community can only assist the council in stopping this illegal activity.”

These ‘legal highs’ can have very serious health effects and often their ingredients are not intended for human consumption.

Some drugs marketed as legal highs actually contain ingredients that are illegal to possess.

Although deemed “legal”, The New Psychoactive Substances Bill 2016 is currently going through parliament, which is expected to come into force on the 6th April this year.

This will ban the sale of “legal highs” and any other substances with psychoactive effects.

This operation follows other successful raids last year, such as operation ‘Icarus.’
While such ‘legal highs’ remain legal for now, there are support systems in place within the city and commissioned by Sheffield DACT.
They aim to ensure users can receive treatment quickly, and work to reduce to health harm and levels of crime and anti-social behaviour caused by the use of such substances.
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One thought on “Police raid seizes a stash of ‘legal highs’

  • February 16, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    An outstanding share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who was conducting a little research on this.
    And he actually ordered me lunch simply because I stumbled upon it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!!
    But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this issue here on your


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