POLICE have been commended for taking action after 'dangerous' sweets ‘that will both rot your teeth and your mind’ were seized.

'Multiple incidents’ of young people becoming intoxicated from cannabis-infused sweets have been reported in the Lake District.

A police spokesman said the force had made ‘a large number of seizures’ of the sweets, some of which were bound for Windermere.

A male from the local area had been ‘released under police investigation on suspicion of possession of a controlled drug with intent to supply,' said the spokesman.

“Any of these sweets with a genuinely high THC content are both dangerous and illegal," said the spokesman.

THC is the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis.

Ben Berry, county councillor for Windermere, commended the police for taking action, and said: “Throughout my lifetime there’s been various spikes and instances.

“People think ‘Windermere can’t have a drug problem’, but we have in the past.”

Cllr Berry said the appearance of the packets, as seen in the photo provided by police, could easily deceive someone, with the bags appearing to mimic popular brands.

He said: “

It would be easy for someone to influence friends and acquaintances and offer them a sweet and that person receiving that sweet wouldn’t know that they contained THC, and it could put them in a compromising position. Clearly they are sweets that will both rot your teeth and your mind.”