MHRA has cautioned members of the public that contaminated sweets or food items could produce symptoms including a loss of co-ordination, hallucinations, vomiting, lethargy, among others (Photo: iStock)

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has asked the general public to remain cautious over cannabis oil contaminated food items.

The regulatory agency’s warning follows significant seizure of cannabis-laced sweets in Bradford.

It has cautioned the people that contaminated sweets or food items could produce symptoms including a loss of co-ordination, hallucinations, vomiting and lethargy, among others.

A large chache of sweets contaminated with cannabis oil were seized by the police last week and it was still not known how much food was in circulation and how widely it had been distributed, according to the MHRA and the police.

MHRA’s warning follows a series of police search warrants issued across Bradford last week, in relation to cannabis production and supply, resulting in a significant amount of drugs and cash being recovered.

Amongst the items which were seized was a large amount of sweets which had been infused with cannabis as well as professional packaging machines, cooking equipment, large quantity of cash and cannabis plants.

Bradford South NPT officers were supported by officers from Programme Precision and Operational Support and six properties were visited.

Police have also urged parents and teenagers to be vigilant and if they see anything specific to contact the police.

Inspector Kerry Feathers of Bradford South NPT, said: “The intelligence led investigation we conducted today ultimately led us to recovering a significant amount of drugs.

“Perhaps even more concerning is the recovery of equipment used to produce sweets laced with drugs, which, as with all illegal drugs are potentially dangerous, particularly if taken by children.

“The end product of the production operation we discovered and dismantled today is highly professional and they would easily be mistaken for normal sweets.”

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