Lincolnshire police have had a number of people come forward who have been affected by legal highs, including one woman who had one son sectioned under the mental health act and the other become addicted to legal highs.
Chief Inspector Pat Coates, who is leading the campaign said “The problem with legal highs is you don’t know what you’re taking. They’re a mixture of chemicals where you don’t know whats in them”
Pat Coates also criticized legal high shop owners who do little to quality ensure the products they sell, calling the trade ‘immoral’.
There has been a number of legal substances sold by shops that contain traces of illegal drugs.
However banning legal highs is next to impossible for the police, as manufacturers of the drug can change chemicals in the substances to make them legal again.
Lincolnshire police hope that more regulation will be put into place to ensure that legal highs become safer and will avoid any future people falling ill.