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Drug Dealers Are Selling Cannabis-Laced Sweets Designed To Look Like Chocolate Bars And Jellies

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Drug Dealers Are Selling Cannabis-Laced Sweets Designed To Look Like Chocolate Bars And Jellies

Drug dealers are selling sweets laced with cannabis that are packaged into bags that replicate real sweets.

Dealers have been spotted online flogging cannabis-laced sweets, including jelly babies and cola bottles, inside bags designed to look like actual sweet packaging with names like Caribo and Stoner Patch.

An investigation by the Sun, claims that one account that was selling the THC-laced items on social media had more than 100,000 followers.

Another offered a 'robotic' ordering system, meaning would-be buyers could get their hands on the illegal items by simply sending a few text messages.

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Among those on offer were items designed to look like Starburst, named Starbuds, and mini THC infused Kinder Eggs.

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

According to the newspaper, one dealer was offering a 10 pack of cannabis-laced fun size chocolate bars for £28, while drug-infused packs of 'Wonka' bars were on sale for £14.

Last week, police in Liverpool arrested a teenager and seized suspected cannabis disguised to look like sweets.

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The 16-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply cannabis after police found packets and bottles of suspected cannabis, which had been made to look like sweets and drinks.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lisa Mahon said: "We're pleased to have removed this significant amount of drugs from the community, and will continue to investigate this and any other similar incidents to put those responsible before the courts.

Credit: Merseyside Police
Credit: Merseyside Police

"These drugs are clearly designed to appeal to younger people, which is worrying to see.

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"We want to highlight this as early as possible, so that all parents and carers for young people can be vigilant if coming across them.

"The supply of cannabis and other illegal drugs not only leads to harm to users, it attracts serious violent crime to our communities.

"Although we believe these particular packages contained cannabis, there is no way for people to be sure what other chemicals or drugs are contained, which can lead to side effects, serious illness and even death.

"Incidents in other areas where similar items have been seized have been found to contain other harmful chemicals, so it is incredibly dangerous to consume such things."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: UK News, Drugs

Claire Reid
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