Advice on drug use
 
The City of London Police are working hard with our partners to stop the supply of illegal drugs in the City, and across London.

In 2019, we disrupted a large scale Albanian crime gang responsible for taking orders of cocaine from City workers, and delivering the drugs to these individuals. A number of people arrested in this case were in possession of mobile phones linked to the organised supply of drugs.
 
You have received a text message because your mobile phone number made contact with one of the identified drugs lines on three or more occasions. 
 
The effects of buying drugs
 
Cocaine production is one of the most violent and environmentally destructive industries on earth. Many recreational users consider drug use to be a personal choice and are unaware of the criminality they are funding by purchasing drugs.
 
Aside from putting their own lives at risk, they are feeding an industry routinely linked to death, violence and modern slavery. Profits from the drug trade can fund terrorism, the purchase of firearms, and lead to the exploitation of young and vulnerable people in our communities.

Not only can drug use adversely affect your health, it can also impact your life in other ways that you may not have thought about. Drug possession and misuse: can affect your employment; is illegal and can lead to your arrest; can affect your right to travel to certain countries if you are convicted of an offence.

Getting help
 
The City of London Corporation commissions WDP Square Mile Health to deliver expert, non-judgemental, confidential advice and support to City workers, and residents, with drug and alcohol issues. For over 25 years they have provided support to individuals, their families and the wider community. They work in partnership with Square Mile Health which provides a dedicated team of substance misuse practitioners within the City who can offer expert, non-judgemental, confidential advice and support and tailored treatment plans.

Independent and honest information in relation to all illegal drugs can be found at www.talktofrank.com.
 
Independent advice about the law can be found at www.citizensadvice.org.uk, or you can contact the Citizens Advice advice line on 03444 111 444.

If you have information about the supply of cocaine, or other drugs, in the City or elsewhere, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, via their website or by calling 0800 555 111.

If this message has affected you and you need to talk to someone, contact the Samaritans for free by calling 116 123 or via email. Alternatively, visit them in person at their central London branch located at 46 Marshall Street, London, W1F 9BF.

If it is an emergency, please contact 999 immediately.