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Police warn over ‘sweets’ products containing cannabis


Police in Mid and East Antrim have shared their concerns that children may mistakingly consume ‘sweets’ that contain cannabis. It follows an interception of the product this morning to be delivered to an address in Ballymena.

Police said that they are dealing with an increasing amount of this type of product containing THC (cannabis), being delivered through the mail system.

A police spokesperson commented:


“More and more we are dealing with packages that are being intercepted by mail delivery services. The majority of these items are either controlled drugs or offensive weapons.


“One of the more concerning articles we have been dealing with on a regular basis are sweets containg THC. Basically sweets containing cannabis.


“Unfortunately these are branded and packaged to look like everyday sweets purchased in local shops. And to a young child they would look very appealing. The potential reaction of a child eating such a sweet could have serious medical implications.


“This morning, Ballymena Neighbourhood officers attended a local address following an interception. During their enquiries a quantity of herbal cannabis was also located. A report will now be submitted to the Public Prosecution Service.


“To anyone considering ordering such items please be aware that you are more likely to get a knock on the door from Police as opposed to a delivery person.”

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