North Yorkshire Police released a statement about the increase in availability and also the use of “edibles” across the North Yorkshire region especially within the use of Children.
Many of the “edibles” look similar to well-known sweets but are laced with illegal drugs.
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.”
North Yorkshire Police also have a website for further information, guidance and support: http://northyorkshire.police.uk/staying-safe/young-people-and-drugs-where-to-get-help
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.