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'Dodgy pills' and drug-laced bakes warning as Easter Ross youth group gives heads-up on community concerns

By Hector MacKenzie

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Police ask anyone with concerns to get in touch.
Police ask anyone with concerns to get in touch.

REPORTS of "dodgy pills" and drug-laced edibles in an Easter Ross community has prompted a heads-up warning from a well-known local youth group and an appeal from the police.

The Place in Alness, a youth group which caters for hundreds of young people, issued the alert on its social media channels.

It stated: "Please please be aware that it has come to our attention that there are dodgy pills and edibles laced with drugs within our community.

"Please be very careful when offered anything, especially bakes."

It said that anyone with any concerns or questions should contact the youth work team at The Place Drop In at 63 High Street.

Police said they had not been made aware of the concerns.

Inspector Christopher Murray, of Alness Police Station, said: "We are committed to disrupting the illegal and harmful supply of drugs in our communities and will work relentlessly using all resources at our disposal to ensure those involved are caught and brought to justice.

“If you have any information or concerns about drug misuse do not hesitate to contact police 101 or make a call anonymously to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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