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Suspected Edibles Containing Synthetic Cannabinoids Seized By Nenagh Gardaí.

Yesterday, Gardaí in the Nenagh area of Co. Tipperary, carried out a series of searches, which resulted in the confiscation of a large quantity of Cannabis edibles; same suspected to contain synthetic cannabinoids. This was the second such known seizure in recent days, within Co. Tipperary.

Often labelled “not for human consumption” for liability defence; Synthetic cannabinoids are designed to be similar to Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and are a class of designer drug molecules which attempt to avoid legal restrictions on cannabis use.

The health effects from using synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable and harmful; even life threatening. Anyone who has a serious reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or go immediately to their hospital emergency department.
Synthetic cannabinoids can cause severe illness including:- Heart Attack, Strokes, Kidney Failure, Breathing Problems, Seizures, Gastrointestinal Problems, Rapid Heart Rate, High Blood Pressure, Muscle Damage and sadly even Death
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A quantity of suspected cocaine was also seized, following these searches.

One male has now been arrested and detained at Nenagh Garda station.

Further investigations are continuing into the sale and supply of these products.

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