Drug Usage



Signs of drug usage can include:

 torn–up beer mats/cigarette packets/bits of cardboard left on tables or in ashtrays.

 Roaches (home-made filter tips from cannabis cigarettes)
• Empty packets made of folded paper, card or foil
• Needles, syringes, swabs, spoons, candles, pieces of burned tinfoil, filters removed from cigarettes, lemon juice or citric acid sachets



  • Traces of powder on flat hard surfaces
  • Strong, sickly sweet, smoky smells, or an ammonia-like smell
  • Blood or blood stained items
  • Payment with tightly rolled banknotes or notes that have been tightly rolled
  • Traces of blood or powder on banknotes
  • Solvent paraphernalia e.g. aerosol cans, lighter refills.