Beware the drugs that look like sweets
Date published: 16 October 2020
The packets look very convincing. Picture courtesy of the GMP Oldham Central Facebook page
Greater Manchester Police have issued a warning to parents and children to be on the lookout for what look like sweets in packets, but actually turn out to be drugs.
The packets do look very convincing (as the picture shows), but some children have been known to digest the contents and end up being hospitalised.
A post on the GMP Oldham Central Facebook page read: "BEWARE: A man was arrested for an unrelated matter, but in his belongings he had what appeared to be sweets.
"But when you read the label they contain THC (cannabis).
"It has recently been in the national newspapers where children/youths have eaten these and in some cases have ended up in hospital.
"There is no evidence at this time to prove that these have been sold or given out to any persons, but these COULD be in circulation in the area.
"There is also nothing to suggest that this was added at the manufacturing stage, but was modified by a third party thereafter.
"Please be vigilant. Thank you."
You can call Crime Stoppers completely anonymously on 0800 555 111 if you have any concerns.
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