Northern Ireland

Cannabis cookies leave eight people sick

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Image caption Police said the people had become unwell after eating the homemade cannabis bakes

Paramedics were called to assist eight people who became ill after eating "special cookies" in Ballymena, County Antrim, on Sunday night.

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Image caption Police seized the remaining drugs; two people were arrested

Police said the people had become unwell after eating the homemade cannabis bakes.

Two people were arrested for drugs offences after the incident on the Cushendall Road in the town.

Police said they seized the remaining cookies and a large cannabis cigarette.