North Yorkshire parents warned about drug-infused sweets

North Yorkshire parents warned about drug-infused sweets

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 3:52pm 3rd April 2020.

North Yorkshire Police’s School Liaison Team is warning parents and carers about drug-infused sweets and chocolate.

  • North Yorkshire Police is warning parents about sweets and chocolate containing drugs.  
  • Officers say there has been increase in availability of so-called “edibles” in the county.  
  • They can be laced with illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA.

The officers have been made aware of a recent increase in availability and use of so-called “edibles” across North Yorkshire. 

It has also been flagged-up as a concern through the Multi Agency Child Exploitation meetings.

Police officers

PC Lauren Green said:

“We want to make parents and carers aware that we have seen a slight rise in young people being in possession of drug-infused sweets known as “edibles”.

“They can look very similar to well-known sweets such as Haribo, Smarties and chocolate bars.   Edibles can be laced with illegal drugs such as cannabis and MDMA.

“Unregulated sweets like these are dangerous as we don’t know what levels of drugs they contain. They are available to buy on the internet and so could easily be obtained by young people, especially at this time when they are using the internet more than ever due to the coronavirus restrictions.”  

More information can be found here.  

Anyone with information about suspected illegal drug use or drug dealing is urged to call North Yorkshire Police on 101.

If you would prefer to remain anonymous, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.