Western Morning News

Cannabis waste makes dogs sick

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POLICE have thanked members of the public who alerted officers to a large amount of cannabis waste dumped in a Devon park.

Exeter Police confirmed that Neighbourh­ood Police and Environmen­tal Health have over the past two days removed the plants from Mincinglak­e Valley Park. which have been making animals, including pet dogs, poorly.

People are now being asked to remain vigilant, and report any “suspicious vehicles” which may be involved in the dumping of cannabis waste.

Police believe there to be other dumping sites in other parks around Exeter.

It comes after up to 15 dogs were thought to have become sick earlier this month after eating what was thought to be the remains of a cannabis plant dumped in Priory Park in Exeter.

A Facebook post from Exeter Police said: “We would like to thank the members of the public who have alerted us to the large amount of cannabis waste that has been dumped in Mincinglak­e Valley Park.

“We are sorry to hear that many animals, including pet dogs, have been extremely poorly due to eating this waste.

“Neighbourh­ood Police and Environmen­tal Health have over the past two days removed the plants.”

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