Children as young as 14 are being prosecuted for drug dealing in Lincoln, it has been revealed. One child aged 14 has been charged with possession of cannabis with intent to supply in the county in the past 10 years, according to Lincolnshire Police figures.
In response to a Freedom of Information request, the force has confirmed to the Lincolnshire Echo that a total of 88 people under the age of 25 have been prosecuted for dealing drugs in Lincoln in the past decade.
They include a 15-year-old charged with possession of methadone with intent to supply and two 16-year-olds – one prosecuted for supplying a class B controlled drug and another for dealing cannabis.
Five 17-year-olds have been prosecuted. Three were charged with possession with intent to supply class A drugs – including one for cocaine – and two others for class B drugs. And no less than 13 teenagers aged 18 have faced drug dealing prosecutions.
Two were for supplying MDMA, three for cannabis, two for cannabis resin, one for heroin, two for other class A drugs and two for other class B drugs. Fifteen 19-year-olds were charged, 14 aged 20, eight 21-year-olds, 10 22-year-olds, 13 aged 23 and six 24-year-olds.
The 20 different charges also included a 22-year-old charged with supplying class C ketamine.
And the most prevalent were 28 prosecutions for possession of cannabis with intent to supply and 15 for possession of class A drugs with intent to supply them.
By CJ Hall_Le - The Lincolnshire Echo/July 2, 2016
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