Cannabis ‘being laced with class A drugs - claims Beggs

Cannabis and cannabis growing equipment has been found by police in Carrick.
Cannabis and cannabis growing equipment has been found by police in Carrick.

East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party candidate Roy Beggs has welcomed a successful drugs raid in Carrick.

Cannabis and cannabis growing equipment were seized by police during searches in the town last Wednesday.

Mr. Beggs has warned that he has received “credible reports” that cannabis is being laced by Class A drugs.

In a statement, Mr. Beggs said: “It is welcome news that these drugs are now off our street. I am particularly concerned with credible reports that I have received that some dealers in Northern Ireland are now lacing cannabis with small amounts of addictive Class A drugs.

“Parents and cannabis users should be aware and must be particularly concerned at this increased potential of becoming addicted to Class A drugs through use of cannabis.

“If anyone has information about drugs in the East Antrim area, I would urge them to contact the PSNI on 101 or alternatively Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.