Beds Police - Counterfeit Sweet Warning
Bedfordshire Police is issuing a warning to parents and carers following a recent increase in seizures of counterfeit sweets infused with cannabis oil.
These sweets contain a high amount of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.
The sweets are packaged to look like genuine confectionery products and may be attractive to children.
THC can have a much bigger impact on children than on adults and they may require medical attention in serious cases.
The police are investigating the supply of these sweets, but would encourage parents and carers to be mindful of these issues.
This includes monitoring any changes in a child’s behaviour, medical symptoms such as an upset stomach, or brands of sweets you do not recognise. Always store any drugs or medication out of reach of young children.
If you are concerned about your child and believe you might need medical advice please call NHS 111, or 999 in case of emergency.
Anyone with information about these counterfeit products should contact Bedfordshire Police online or by calling 101.