Thursday, 18 Jul 2024

Cheetos ‘laced with drugs’ and knives sold to children

Cheetos ‘laced with drugs’ are amongst the dangerous items sold to children in Wolverhampton.

West Midlands Police acted on intelligence suggesting packets of crisps that had been spiked were offered to under-18s.

Officers from the Heath Town and East Park area also claim knives have been sold to minors.

The force confirmed on Twitter a man has been arrested in connection with the alleged incident.

‘This afternoon we arrested a male on suspicion of selling knives and snacks laced with drugs to minors. Identified through some niche and thorough police work,’ a statement read.

Pictures released by police also showed cash and drugs were seized.

It is yet unclear if the children were aware the crisps were laced with drugs, and if they consumed the food.

In September, reported on cannabis sweets packaged to look like bags of Haribo and Skittles being sold for as little as £5 on social media.

‘Fruity pebble cereal’, ‘Lucky charms cereal’, ‘Sour Glowwarms’ and ‘Stoney Patch’ are just some of the names of the so-called ‘edibles’ and ‘gummies’ advertised.

Though the fake merchandise is not officially associated with the high-street brands, drug dealers aim to make it enticing for youngsters, police have warned in the past.

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