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Cannabis-infused gummy bears in Tas mail

Three people are accused of importing cannabis oil-infused gummy bears into Tasmania via post.

The illegal packages were seized from a mail centre in Burnie in the state’s northwest, sparking a house raid on Friday which uncovered more infused bears.

“It is concerning that people are manufacturing confectionery infused with cannabis oil, as the confectionery could be easily mistaken as legitimate,” Detective Senior Sergeant Martin Parker said on Monday.

Police have charged two men, aged 19 and 23, and a 47-year-old woman, all from Burnie, with several drug offences including trafficking in a controlled substance.

A large quantity of cannabis and 47 cannabis plants were also discovered at the house.

“We will continue to target people who distribute drugs and illicit substances, which causes significant harm to the community,” Sergeant Parker said.

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