|Legal Status||Class B|
Penalty for possession: Up to five years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Penalty for dealing: Up to 14 years in prison and / or an unlimited fine.
Methylphenidate is a Central nervous system stimulant and indirect-acting sympathomimetic used in the treatment of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.
Identified in Sweden: 7-chloro-5-(2-fluorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one (norfludiazepam). Norfludiazepam is a benzodiazepine and is structurally related to the internationally controlled substance diazepam.
WEDINOS Service upgrade…: Great news following Welsh Governments recent funding of the project until 2025, all our new analytical tools are in place. Our analysts have completed their training and familiarisation and will, over the next fortnight, be working through the backlog of samples generated as a result of this necessary pause in service. Normal testing and service turnaround times should resume at the beginning of June. We thank you for your continued support and patience.