Tony Hogg, the Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, has called for action on 'legal highs' after three teenagers were hospitalised in Devon over the weekend - two in Exeter and one in Torquay.
Mr Hogg says he wants to work with other leaders to introduce new legislation. He wants the drugs to be removed from the high street, and retailers held responsible for any harm their substances cause.
Mr Hogg has already confronted staff at a 'head shop' in Barnstaple where the drugs were being sold.
Richard Lawrence's full interview with Devon and Cornwall Police and Crime Commissioner, Tony Hogg.
The Police and Crime Commissioner of Devon and Cornwall has defended his staffing levels after a Select Committee report revealed the force area has more PCC staff than many other counties. It is six months since Tony Hogg was elected.
Tony Hogg has now been the Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall for a month. Jonty Messer has been looking into what the role involves and what challenges lie ahead.
It's a month since Tony Hogg was elected the first Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall. He has a daunting task ahead of him with cuts to policing and rising crime.
Our reporter Bob Cruwys has been talking to him about his mission to engage with the public, many of whom, judging by the turnout at the election, don't really know what he's there to do.