Legal highs stolen in Belfast

Published Saturday, 28 December 2013
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A bag of legal highs have been stolen from a shop in Belfast city centre.

Legal highs stolen in Belfast
Police are investigating the burglary. (© UTV)

The sachets of powder called Herbal Haze, China White and Dust till Dawn were stolen from the premises in the Donegall Street area on Friday at 1.30pm.

Police are advising anyone who is offered these sachets not to ingest the substance under any circumstances, due to the side effects they can cause.

A police spokesperson said: “If you have ingested the substance, seek medical advice. If you have any concerns about this matter or require further information please contact local police on 0845 6008000.”

East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has expressed his concerns following the burglary.

“Thieves who are prepared to steal these types of substances have no moral or ethical considerations. They will not be worried about how they make use of or who buys the substances.

“The fact that a substance is sold as legal to possess does not mean it is safe – anyone buying these substances has no idea what it contains nor what affect it will have when taken.

“Substances known as legal highs have been linked to emergency hospital admissions,” the NI Policing Board added.

“The unscrupulous burglar(s) now in possession of these mind altering drugs will sell or use them to their advantage. This may involve young children and teenagers and the potential harm is just too awful to think about,” he continued.

“Anyone who can help the PSNI in this matter should do so. We have witnessed enough heartache from drugs abuse.”

Investigating officers are appealing to anyone, who witnessed the burglary or who has any information about the incident, to contact them.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
John in Belfast wrote (111 days ago):
After reading this article im shocked at the fact that you can legaly buy these dangerous DRUGS in Belfast!!! Or am I just getting old?
Lisburn in Lisburn wrote (112 days ago):
Slap it up the seller in the first place
big c in falls wrote (112 days ago):
don't take a substance that is legally available to buy. bonkers
KjK in Belfast wrote (112 days ago):
How are these junk stores able to stay open if the junk they sell is causing so many problems. Would it be ok to sell medical MJ as long as it states its not for human consuption on the bag. ?
Phil in Belfast wrote (112 days ago):
Disgusting that this poison can be sold openly in Belfast City center while people are being persecuted for cannabis, a benign plant.
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