LEPHALALE — The police urgently request all parents and teachers to warn their children NEVER to accept sweets or anything else edible from strangers.
According to WO Frans Mokoena, Lephalale Police spokesperson, there is currently a very dangerous drug which is being offered to children in the form of sweets. During an incident last week various children were hospitalised after someone gave them sweets outside the school yard and through the fence.
In a wide spread warning the Police urge: “Parents should know about this drug known as “strawberry quick”. There is a very scary thing going on in the schools right now that we all need to be aware of. There is a type of crystal meth going around that looks like strawberry pop rocks (the candy that sizzles and ‘pops’ in your mouth). It also smells like strawberry and it is being handed out to kids in school yards. They are calling it strawberry meth or strawberry quick. Kids are ingesting this thinking that it is candy and being rushed off to the hospital in dire condition. It also comes in chocolate, peanut butter, cola, cherry, grape and orange. Please instruct your children not to accept candy from strangers and even not to accept candy that looks like this from a friend (who may have been given it and believed it is candy) and to take any that they may have to a teacher, principal, etc. immediately.
Spread the word to as many people as you can (even if they don’t have kids) in order to raise awareness and hopefully prevent any tragedies from occurring”.