Police rethink approach for tackling drug problems in Derbyshire

Derbyshire Police want to change the way the illegal drug issues are addressed Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Derbyshire's Police and Crime Commissioner claims that current ways of tackling illegal drug use aren't working and need a major re-think.

Alan Charles says prison is only a quick-fix solution and, instead, offenders need help to focus on recovery and break addictive patterns.

Charles will be hosting a drugs conference in Derbyshire in two week's time.