Illegal drugs hidden in a kinder egg were found by a five-year-old child in Limavady, local councillor Alan Robinson has warned.
The Limavady DUP man has called on the local community to be vigilant following the discovery of what turned out to be illegal drugs in a sealed plastic bag, hidden in a kinder egg.
Mr Robinson said: “On Sunday night I was contacted by a gentleman whose Nephew had found a kinder egg hidden in a hedge in the Edenmore Road area of Limavady.
“When the child opened the plastic section hidden within was a small sealed plastic bag containing a white powder.
“Having passed the contents to the police the family have told me that they have been informed that it contained an illegal drug.
“To compound the community’s shock was the fact that the kinder egg was found by a five-year-old child, who passed it to his eight-year-old brother. By the grace of God the item was passed to the children’s’ father, who alerted the Police.
“As a father of a child, I know how enticing kinder eggs and their contents are to children. In this instance the children are to be commended for passing the contents to their parents.
“The Limavady community could have been learning about a tragedy and I therefore make a community appeal asking for vigilance. Our children are precious and they should not be exposed to such danger.”