Brighton and Hove could become the first place in the country to provide rooms where people would be able to use drugs safely.
A Surrey man has been jailed for five years after admitting heroin smuggling into Dover.
Members of an organised drugs ring who were supplying cocaine across the Canterbury and South Coast area have been jailed today.
People living near a former cemetery in Kent say their lives are being endangered by drug users leaving used needles around the area. Charlotte Wilkins reports.
– Wiltshire Police Superintendent Gavin Williams
This is the first time Wiltshire Police has taken out an entire organised crime group - from the street dealers to those at the top.
Most of the initial evidence on criminal activity in our communities comes via the local NPTs who are familiar, trusted faces in our towns and villages.
I would also like to thank the local community for the role they play in helping us reduce crime – community based intelligence is crucial in both detecting and solving crime.
It's a city once dubbed the drugs death capital of the UK. But now authorities in Brighton are considering providing safe rooms for addicts to inject themselves - in the hope of reducing the number of deaths.
Councillor Rob Jarrett, Chair of Adult Care and Health Committee, Brighton and Hove Council is welcoming plans for " safe" rooms to be available for drug use.
Chief Superintendent Nev Kemp - Divisional Commander, Brighton and Hove speaks to ITV News Meridian about tackling drugs in the city.
A network of international organised crime groups responsible for flooding the UK streets with more than 50 tonnes of cannabis and cocaine has been smashed by detectives.
Sentences totalling 189 years have been handed out following a five-year investigation led by the Serious Organised Crime Agency. Today at Liverpool Crown Court the last remaining kingpin, Philip Baron, aged 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracies to import drugs and money laundering.
Baron, who is originally from Salford but had been living in Ireland for the last 15 years, will be sentenced later this month. He had fought extradition for more than two years before losing an appeal at the Supreme Court in Dublin last November.
Among those already sentenced were two of Baron's close criminal associates who headed their own crime groups. Walter Callinan, aged 60, from Stoke, and Paul Hewett, aged 55, from Hampshire, arranged the importation of drugs while based in Spain.
Callinan was jailed for 11 years and Hewett received 20 years.
A good result for the Serious Organised Crime Agency after a guilty plea from Philip Baron to having a central role in a gang who imported more than 50 tonnes of cannabis and cocaine.
A gang has been setenced to a total of 63 years in connection with a £6m drug and money laundering ring in Kent. The six men jailed were involved in an operation to supply cocaine, speed, ecstasy and cannabis.
The group first came to the attention of the police after £2.3m worth of cocaine was found hidden in a lorry at Dover in February 2011. A seventh man was sentenced two years ago.