200 packets of ‘legal highs’ seized

PUBLISHED: 16:19 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 16:23 17 June 2015

Legal highs are on the rise (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary).

Legal highs are on the rise (Picture: Avon and Somerset Constabulary).

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POLICE and Trading Standards officers visited a store in Weston-super-Mare and seized close to 200 packets of ‘legal highs’ today (Wednesday).

The visit was part of a follow-up operation after a similar seizure on June 3 in which 1,500 packets of potentially unsafe substances were seized.

Neighbourhood PC Gemma Harper said: “Both of the stores in Weston which sell so-called ‘legal highs’ are being asked to prove their products are safe and if they are unable to do so the products will be seized by Trading Standards officers.”

The Government has announced plans for a ban on any substance intended for human consumption which is capable of producing a psychoactive effect.

This is the latest action in ongoing work by North Somerset Council, Avon and Somerset Constabulary and Trading Standards in response to community concerns about psychotic substances.

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