Man and woman arrested following drugs raid in Scarborough
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A large amount of cannabis and cannabis-laced sweets known as “edibles” have been seized after a drugs warrant was executed in Scarborough.
The police operation, which was run as part of Proactive Fortnight in the Scarborough Borough and Ryedale area, was a joint effort between Scarborough Safer Neighbourhoods and officers from the Professional Development Unit.
They attended the Eden Drive address just before 5pm on Wednesday (17 November 2021).
As well as seizing the Class B drugs, they also arrested a 46-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman on suspicion of possession with intent to supply. They are being held in custody for questioning.
Acting Sergeant Jon Dillon said: “We will continue to do all we can to take such illegal drugs off the streets and to protect children from the harm they can cause.
“Make no mistake, these so-called ‘edibles’ often contain a very high dose of THC which is the main psychoactive compound in cannabis. People who have taken them can feel very unwell in a short space of time and they must seek medical assistance.
“The scary thing for parents and carers is that they are professionally packaged like popular brands of sweets, and therefore appear attractive to children.
'We urge everyone to be vigilant about these drugs, recognise the risks, and to report any concerns or information to the police.
'We are working with our partner agencies, including local schools, to raise awareness of this issue. This is part of our ongoing efforts to safeguard young people from the use of these and other drugs.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation or to report concerns about drug-related crime, please call North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room. You can also do this online at www.northyorkshire.police.uk.