Drugs: The law in brief

A controlled drug is any substance or product listed in one of the three classes (A,B and C) in schedule 2 to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

It's an offence for any person to unlawfully have in their possession, a controlled drug specified in schedule 2 to the Act.

It's an offence for any person to unlawfully supply or attempt to supply or be concerned in the supply of a controlled drug to another.

It's an offence for any person to be in possession of a controlled drug, whether lawfully or not, with intent to supply it unlawfully to another.

A constable, who has reasonable grounds to suspect that a person is unlawfully in possession of a controlled drug, can search and detain that person, search any vehicle that person has with them and seize any evidence of an offence under this Act.