PARENTS have today been warned by cops to check what their kids are eating after officers found a stash of sweets believed to be laced with cannabis.
Officers from Cheshire Constabulary made an arrest and came across what they believe to be fake “Nerd” sweets in Middelwich.
It is feared the innocent-looking kids’ sweets contain THC which is a substance found in cannabis.
Cops have now issued a stark warning to parents on social media.
A spokesperson from Cheshire Police said: "As a result of an arrest and search in Middlewich, a quantity of what appear to be children's sweets were discovered by police.
"Please check what your children have in their possession. We believe the sweets contain (THC) which is identified in Cannabis."
It comes after 13 teenage girls were rushed to hospital after eating "jelly babies sweets" laced with cannabis at a London school.
Medics raced to La Sainte Union Catholic School in Highgate after the teens ate what they thought were sweets in October last year.
Please check what your children have in their possession. We believe the sweets contain (THC) which is identified in Cannabis."
A source told The Sun: “The illnesses came down to a bad batch of jelly babies."
Cops released a statement confirming they detected THC – the active component in cannabis.
Met Police officers in Camden tweeted: “We understand the sweets contained THC. We await tests to establish the quantity of THC in each sweet.
“While we await a full update from hospital, nobody is seriously unwell."
And in August last year, cops in North Yorkshire issued a warning after finding large supplies of the “sweets”.
Packets were also discovered in Bradford and a teenage girl was rushed to hospital in Castleford after she ate a packet infused with amphetamine.
Reports suggest that some youngsters are buying the “sweets” from dealers online for just £42.
Words on the packaging claim the sweets have a “60-minute activation time” and contain 600mg of THC.
According to scientific studies, the average joint contains just 12mg of THC
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