POLICE are concerned about a new way of packaging drugs, which is believed to be aimed at children.

North Wales Police’s South Flintshire policing team are warning children and parents about “colourful pots” of cannabis which contain real cannabis heads, but are disguised in bright labelled pots with screw on lids, similar to a hair gel type product.

Police are concerned the appearance of the pots could lead to parents never suspecting what is inside the pots if spotted in their child’s bedroom.

The cannabis pots, which come in flavours such as bubblegum, lemon sorbet, and peanut butter, are foil-sealed meaning they are also smell-proof.

Sgt Neil Hughes, of South Flintshire policing team, said: “These pots are clearly targeted towards children. A parent would never suspect or smell anything if their child had this.

“They have been done so professionally which is worrying. They are also very high in strength, and could be mistaken for a pot of sweets or a pot of hair gel.”

The THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) value in this “cannabis pot” that provides the psychedelic euphoria associated with smoking cannabis is dangerously high, according to officers. The pots were first discovered by South Flintshire policing team following a successful warrant, which was issued on suspicion of drug possession.

Another cannabis-scheme that is worrying officers is the distribution of cannabis heads which are being “passed off” in medicinal vials. Sgt Hughes said: “It is extremely rare in this country that medicinal cannabis is prescribed. Cannabis dealers are targeting these as medical to children who may have ADHD, who claim it is being used for medicinal purposes. This is not the case.”

Cannabis is not the only drug concerning officers in the area. PC Stephanie Jones, South Flintshire, said: “We are experiencing massive issues with Nitrous Oxide across South Flintshire and it is proving extremely difficult to police due to how cheap and easily accessible it is.”

Anyone with information regarding these drugs are urged to call the non-emergency police line on 101.