By May Loonam @
A stash of ‘legal highs’ have been found by council and police officers after raiding a shop in Sheffield.
A collection of cash, illicit cigarettes and 99 packets of NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) with an estimated street value of £2,000 were seized during the raid.
A council spokesman has refused to name shop involved in the raid, or state where it is in Sheffield.
Some people have expressed discomfort with this decision.
@GCRClassifieds Legal highs are misnamed because no one knows what’s in them: kids should be taught to get high on life: its all out there
— Elspeth Gass (@elspeth54) February 11, 2016
Telling people to not do drugs doesn’t work and I wouldn’t tell anyone to not do them but never do legal highs. They are a dirty drug
— UR BONE DAD (@BaileysaPumpkin) February 11, 2016
One man, John Foster, said: “Surely co-operation and vigilance from the local community can only assist the council in stopping this illegal activity.”
These ‘legal highs’ can have very serious health effects and often their ingredients are not intended for human consumption.
Some drugs marketed as legal highs actually contain ingredients that are illegal to possess.
@professorgreen Id love a doc on these “legal highs” … The kids and us parents need educating on the dangers and the severity x
— Nicky Bloom (@BloomNicky) February 10, 2016
Although deemed “legal”, The New Psychoactive Substances Bill 2016 is currently going through parliament, which is expected to come into force on the 6th April this year.
This will ban the sale of “legal highs” and any other substances with psychoactive effects.