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Health / NHS and police issue warning after bags of tablets found around Lerwick

NHS SHETLAND is warning that a number of bags containing white and blue tablets have been found at various public locations in Lerwick this week.

Alcohol and drug development officer Wendy McConnachie said anything matching this description should be handed into the police.

“Please alert children to this and ensure that they know not to touch or consume the contents,” she added.

There have already been reports on social media of a dog picking up a bag with blue tablets.

Police inspector Martyn Brill said in relation to that incident: “A small quantity of tablets have been passed to police in Lerwick and will be destroyed.

“Incidents where drugs are found in public places are thankfully rare but I would urge anyone who finds anything they think may be suspicious not to move or touch the item and to report it to police as soon as possible.

“More widely if anyone has any concerns about drug use or dealing in their community then please contact police on 101 or pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers online or on 0800 555 111.”