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Sweets containing cannabis 'circulating in West Norfolk', warn police




Sweets thought to contain cannabis are being offered to children in West Norfolk, according to police.

Officers are warning the public that counterfeit packets of sweets which are packaged to look like Nerd ropes, but state that they contain the drug, are circulating.

Members of Norfolk Police's Safer Schools Team have warned schools across the county of the problem, reporting that bags of the items are being sold for £12 a time.

Police news (36336560)
Police news (36336560)

Sgt Daniel Edwards, from the force, said today: “Although they initially look like normal ‘Nerds’ sweets we believe they are likely to contain cannabis, which is listed as an ingredient.

"We are currently having the sweets forensically tested for confirmation but would like the public to be aware and vigilant.

"We know that they are being offered to children in Norfolk, particularly in the King’s Lynn and Breckland areas.”

Police have also revealed that a 21-year-old woman was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

Officers say the woman was stopped on the A149 at around 7.30pm on Saturday, July 4 and detained following a search of the vehicle.

She was later questioned at the Police Investigation Centre at Saddlebow before being released under investigation.

Anyone with information about the items is asked to contact Sgt Edwards via the non-emergency 101 number.


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