Jujubes in the pot: a teenager arrested by the SQ

A 16-year-old boy from Asbestos was arrested in connection with the THC jujubes that were discovered last week.

The Sûreté du Québec confirms that a search was conducted on Thursday at the teenager’s home in Asbestos.

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“Following the discovery of these jujubes, we began an investigation that led us to this teenager,” says the spokeswoman of the Sûreté du Québec, sergeant Ingrid Asselin.

During the search, some jujubes visibly contaminated with narcotics, 20 grams of cannabis and two plants of cannabis in earth were seized.

“We released the teenager under a promise to appear at a later date,” says Sergeant Asselin.

This is not the first time such a substance has been seized by the SQ.

“During searches, we occasionally find narcotics in various forms, including the gelatinous one we are talking about,” says the SQ spokesperson.

The Public Health of Estrie cautioned Thursday about the presence of THC-contaminated jujubes in Asbestos.

A teenager was made so sick by his consumption of such “sweets” that his situation was reported to the Public Health Directorate. Public Health has decided to sound the alarm in order to raise the level of vigilance of parents and stakeholders in the school environment and to prevent other young people from becoming addicted to these products.

These “sweets” gummy type gelatin might take other appearances. The Sûreté du Québec is conducting the investigation in the Asbestos sector, and the other police forces in the region have been put on alert. So far, only in the MRC des Sources have these contaminated sweets been found in recent days in the region.

Health Canada quickly analyzed the jujubes that were seized by the SQ, which confirmed the THC content. – With Marie-Christine Bouchard

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