Police seize spice while on patrol inÂ Sheffield city centre
Police have seized a quantity of spice following patrols in Sheffield city centre.
Officers from Sheffield Central and North West neighbourhood police team carried out patrols on Fargate on Thursday.
It comes after police said they wereÂ in a '˜far better position' when it came to tackling the scourge of spice abuse than they were 12 months ago.
They claim a major crackdown on the use and supply of the synthetic form of cannabis, famous for leavingÂ users in a trance-like state, is beginning to pay dividends.
But they accept there is much more work to do to help vulnerable users of the drug and bring to justice the dealers exploiting them.
Over the last year, police have carried out 14 investigations into the suspected supply of spice, with charges brought against seven alleged dealersÂ and five cases still ongoing.
They have also helped users -Â who are often among the most vulnerable members of society '“Â access the support available in Sheffield, where a dedicated spice clinic opened last summer.