Mike Barton compared current drugs policy to the alcohol prohibition era in America
Class A drugs should be decriminalised and drug addicts “treated and cared for not criminalised”, according to a senior UK police officer.
Writing in the Observer, Chief Constable Mike Barton of Durham Police said prohibition had put billions of pounds into the hands of criminals.
He said a controlled environment would be a more successful way of tackling the issue.
Mr Barton suggested this could be done through the NHS.
‘Route of supply’