Ambulance called after cannabis cookies make eight people ill

Police are investigating after a group of people became ill after consuming cannabis cookies at an address in the Ballymena area on Sunday evening.

Some of the items seized by police
Some of the items seized by police

Commenting on the PSNI Ballymena Facebook page, a police spokesperson said: “Ballymena local policing team were assisted by neighbourhood officers at an incident in the Cushendall Road area [running through the north-east of the town and beyond].

“An ambulance had been called for eight persons feeling ill after consuming cannabis.

“It transpires that they had eaten homemade ‘special’ cookies.

“Police seized the remaining cannabis cookies, along with a very large cannabis cigarette.

“Two people have been arrested for drugs offences and are helping police with enquiries. “

The post received a lot of feedback from the public, although a number of people claimed it was a waste of police resources.