CANNABIS is the drug police most often seize from people in Thames Valley.

That’s according to new research from drughelpline.org, an American organisation that helps people affected by drugs.

The organisation has revealed the top five drugs most often seized by each police force in the UK.

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Cannabis was seized 707 times by the force in 2020.

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Cocaine, seized 178 times, came in second, with heroin, seized 136 times, in third.

Crack ranked fourth, with 85 seizures in a year, and ketamine was fifth with 16 recoveries.

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From 43 police forces, Thames Valley Police ranked fifth lowest for the total number of drugs seized (1,039) between March 2019 and March 2020.

Across a five year period, from 2015 to 2020, Thames Valley Police seized 11,245 drugs altogether.

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Neighbouring force Surrey Police seized 8,519 drugs in this same period, whereas Wiltshire Police seized 9,014.

Hampshire Police seized 22,313 drugs from 2015-2020, however.

This research was carried out by https://drughelpline.org/

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