23 year old woman dies after eating suspected cannabis sweet
The police have sent out a warning.
A woman in the UK has died after she ate a suspected cannabis sweet, according to the Metropolitan Police.
The police said that the 23 year old bought "gummies" through a messaging app and they were later delivered to her home in east London on March 29.
Arriving in packaging that said "Trrlli Peachie O’s", she and her friend both ate one each but both immediately felt sick.
They were then taken to hospital to be treated but sadly the 23 year old passed away there on April 2.
While her identity is being kept private, her 21 year old friend has been discharged from hospital since her friend's death.
A man has been arrested in connection with the incident and charged with possession with intent to supply Class B synthetic cannabinoid, being concerned in the supply of a synthetic cannabinoid, and possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance.
The Met Police said he was found in possession of a large quantity of cash and what they believed to be edible cannabis products.
They have also issued a warning over the sweets and they are now testing a number of the suspected drugs that have been recovered.
The Met said that the case might be linked to another similar incident in March when a woman was taken to hospital after eating a cannabis sweet in Tower Hamlets.
She has been discharged but there is an inquiry now to see if the two incidents are connected and if the sweets came from the batch.
Chief Superintendent Stuart Bell, of the Met’s East Area Basic Command Unit, said: “I must warn the public against taking any illegal substances, including those packaged in the form of cannabis sweets.
“Please do not buy or consume these products. They are illegal and, because of the child-friendly packaging, they can pose a risk of accidental consumption.
“The particular batch of sweets were contained in packaging featuring Trrlli Peachie O’s branding. It has not been confirmed at this stage where the sweets were manufactured.
“Drug dealers harm communities and risk the safety of individuals. We will take positive action to target those engaged in this activity as well as those found in possession of these substances.
“Anyone with information about people selling illegal products such as these is asked to speak with local officers, call police on 101 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers.”