Warning over strawberry meth hoax
Essex Police is reassuring members of the public that there is
no truth in rumours that sweets contaminated with the drug
crystal meth are being sold on the county's
Officers in various parts of Essex have been asked by
anxious parents if there is any truth in stories of Strawberry
Quick or Strawberry Meth being offered to young
Essex Police controlled drugs liaison officer, Allan Adam, said:
'The rumour around crystal meth being put in sweets is nothing more
than an urban myth. It is a story without any foundation which has
been circulating for some years.
“I would reassure parents and children that there is absolutely no
truth to the rumour and no evidence of any such drug has ever been
If anyone has concerns about illegal drugs or wishes to seek
advice, each school has a police liaison officer who can assist
with any issues about drug taking.
"If you are sent this rumour, or someone tells you about it, please
tell them there is no truth in it and please don’t forward it
to anyone else. Misinformation is not helpful in the work that
police and others do to combat use of real illegal drugs."