The Paris Police Department filed 27 drug-related charges in May, compared to 33 in May 2017, according to the latest monthly statistics released by the department.

For the first five months of the year, Paris police have filed 227 drug-related charges compared to 191 in the first five months of 2017.

The largest amount of drug charges filed in May were for possession of drug paraphernalia. PPD officers filed 11 charges of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and one charge of felony possession of drug paraphernalia. There were seven charges filed for possession of less than four ounces of a Schedule VI drug. There were seven charges filed for possession of a scheduled narcotic or possession of a controlled substance in May.

Also in May, PPD officers filed 15 charges of driving on a suspended license, nine charges of failure to appear in court, five charges of disorderly conduct, five charges of driving without a license, four charges of criminal trespassing, six charges of theft of property, and three charges of domestic battery in the third degree.