Arrests after police discover stash of drug laced sweets in Doncaster

Two men have been arrested after police uncovered a huge haul of drug laced sweets in Doncaster.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 2:57 pm

Police in Balby seized two men and also a stash of drugs designed to look like popular sweets and drinks.

A spokesman for Doncaster Central Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “Two men were arrested in Balby yesterday after a drugs warrant was executed.

"A large quantity of, what we believe to be, cannabis laced sweets were seized from the address.

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Police are analysing the sweets which were branded with Nerds and Fanta packaging.
Police are analysing the sweets which were branded with Nerds and Fanta packaging.

"The men have been released under investigation while the items are forensically examined.”

Pictures released by police show packets emblazoned with Nerds branding, while another shows a bottle, understood to contain THC, with logos and branding of orange drink Fanta.

Nerds are a popular miniature sweet favoured by young children.

The arrests came on the same day that police confirmed that a house blaze which closed Balby Road for two days was started by a cannabis growing set up.