South Yorkshire police chief welcomes nitrous oxide ban as users face two years in jail
and live on Freeview channel 276
From November 8, possession of nitrous oxide, also known as ‘laughing gas’ and ‘hippy crack’, became illegal with repeat serious users facing up to two years in prison and dealers up to 14 years.
“The ban will empower police officers to take immediate action against those found in possession of nitrous oxide, deterring its use and distribution. In turn, this will hopefully disrupt the supply chain and dismantle criminal networks involved in the illegal trade of this substance.
“People often contact me about the way discarded nitrous oxide canisters disfigure their communities. Hopefully we will see an end to this as well.”