Workers ill after ‘legal high cake’

Workers ill after ‘legal high cake’

Workers ill after ‘legal high cake’

First published in News Somerset County Gazette: Photograph of the Author by

A GROUP of eight Lithuanian fruit pickers needed medical treatment after apparently taking legal highs.

They called the ambulance service complaining of heart problems and of being hot and sweaty, although their condition was not life threatening.

The group, aged from their 20s to a woman in her 50s, told police that one of them had bought items in the Hush legal high shop in Bridge Street, Taunton, and mixed it into a cake they baked.

A rapid response car and two ambulances rushed to a property in West Newton after receiving a 999 call and police were then alerted by the ambulance service.

A South Western Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: “We got the call to West Newton at 4.05pm to some people who had possibly eaten something and were said to be suffering with heart problems and were hot and sweaty.

“We sent two ambulances and an officer along and we took eight people into Musgrove Park Hospital to be checked over.

“The officer – (a paramedic who acts in a liaison capacity where there is more than one patient) – took one in his rapid response car.”

Insp Bob Muckett said police records showed a number of people were taken to Musgrove, while another visited his GP.

He added: “One person had, we believed, attended Hush and obtained some material which they baked into a cake.

“As a result of consuming that they became ill, shaking and with breathing difficulties.

“Police are aware of the incident and are investigating exactly what happened.”

Insp Muckett is advising people not to take legal highs.

He said: “They are being sold with the tacit understanding that they are safe to ingest.

“I recommend following the warning on the packet which says the substances are harmful if ingested.”

Hush did not respond to the Gazette’s request for a comment.

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7:35pm Tue 12 Aug 14

nat_11 says...

Great so now there are European wasters in the town.
Great so now there are European wasters in the town. nat_11
  • Score: -327

7:52pm Tue 12 Aug 14

jellyonaplate says...

At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare jellyonaplate
  • Score: -303

9:31pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Jamesey says...

jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
[quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You? Jamesey
  • Score: 17

10:51pm Tue 12 Aug 14

Dunfo87 says...

Europeans. and they cant handle a gurn lol
Europeans. and they cant handle a gurn lol Dunfo87
  • Score: 45

9:03am Wed 13 Aug 14

Somerset_BTGOG says...

Safe stuff then!

You'd have to be part brain dead to take this rubbish in the first place, the sooner this shop is booted out of the town and this rubbish made illegal the better.

How does this shop owner sleep at night?
Safe stuff then! You'd have to be part brain dead to take this rubbish in the first place, the sooner this shop is booted out of the town and this rubbish made illegal the better. How does this shop owner sleep at night? Somerset_BTGOG
  • Score: 78

9:44am Wed 13 Aug 14

feeby12007 says...

Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.
[quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them. feeby12007
  • Score: 68

11:21am Wed 13 Aug 14

GreatOdin'sRaven says...

feeby12007 wrote:
Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.
You mean 'Hush' - Lush is the foul-smelling soap shop near Next (although the stuff they sell is probably a lot safer to eat/smoke/other...)
[quote][p][bold]feeby12007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.[/p][/quote]You mean 'Hush' - Lush is the foul-smelling soap shop near Next (although the stuff they sell is probably a lot safer to eat/smoke/other...) GreatOdin'sRaven
  • Score: 14

1:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

UpInTheSky says...

feeby12007 wrote:
Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.
Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand.
The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to.

Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact.
[quote][p][bold]feeby12007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.[/p][/quote]Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand. The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to. Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact. UpInTheSky
  • Score: 9

2:31pm Wed 13 Aug 14

UpInTheSky says...

Beware of yellow bentines..

An illegal street drug which is available in the UK and is usually sold by a 'boz boz'. Yellow Bentines are usually sold for £30 a smack but have side effects, such as the taker going on a bad 'crack handle'.

Sometimes known as Klarky Caps

Are you a boz boz? Do you have any Yellow Bentines? I'll give you £20 for a Clarky Cap. I don't want my hand to feel like a week in a lead balloon. My friend got a bad crack handle, ended up on a negative blooty and had jessop jessop jessop.
Beware of yellow bentines.. An illegal street drug which is available in the UK and is usually sold by a 'boz boz'. Yellow Bentines are usually sold for £30 a smack but have side effects, such as the taker going on a bad 'crack handle'. Sometimes known as Klarky Caps Are you a boz boz? Do you have any Yellow Bentines? I'll give you £20 for a Clarky Cap. I don't want my hand to feel like a week in a lead balloon. My friend got a bad crack handle, ended up on a negative blooty and had jessop jessop jessop. UpInTheSky
  • Score: -29

2:33pm Wed 13 Aug 14

UpInTheSky says...

More info on Yellow Bentines...

A small purple amphetamine pill popular among Irish jockeys living in Somerset. The drug gets its name from the subtle yellowing effect it has on the skin, especially the scrotum and hands, which has also lead to the naming of a sub-genre of club music known as Heppy-Scrot.

Jockey: Are you the bozz bozz?
The Bozz Bozz: Yes.
Jockey: Got any Yellow Bentines?
More info on Yellow Bentines... A small purple amphetamine pill popular among Irish jockeys living in Somerset. The drug gets its name from the subtle yellowing effect it has on the skin, especially the scrotum and hands, which has also lead to the naming of a sub-genre of club music known as Heppy-Scrot. Jockey: Are you the bozz bozz? The Bozz Bozz: Yes. Jockey: Got any Yellow Bentines? UpInTheSky
  • Score: -25

4:23pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Thurza says...

Everyone blames the shop owner but if these idiots didn't buy his wares he wouldn't be trading.
Everyone blames the shop owner but if these idiots didn't buy his wares he wouldn't be trading. Thurza
  • Score: 14

7:18pm Wed 13 Aug 14

Dunfo87 says...

hush. he is a drug dealer to the weak and young. DRUG DEALER
hush. he is a drug dealer to the weak and young. DRUG DEALER Dunfo87
  • Score: 5

7:52pm Wed 13 Aug 14

nat_11 says...

the person that's rigging the voting on the top comments must be one of those bog standard local wasters.
the person that's rigging the voting on the top comments must be one of those bog standard local wasters. nat_11
  • Score: -22

11:53pm Wed 13 Aug 14

nat_11 says...

RIGGED!
RIGGED! nat_11
  • Score: -9

7:26am Thu 14 Aug 14

RightToAnOpinion says...

UpInTheSky wrote:
feeby12007 wrote:
Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.
Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand.
The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to.

Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact.
Rubbish, he may have advertised in Poland and I doubt very much he would need gangmasters as Europeans wouldn't need one. As for cash payments you will find over 90% of farms operate in that way.
[quote][p][bold]UpInTheSky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]feeby12007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.[/p][/quote]Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand. The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to. Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he may have advertised in Poland and I doubt very much he would need gangmasters as Europeans wouldn't need one. As for cash payments you will find over 90% of farms operate in that way. RightToAnOpinion
  • Score: 0

9:50am Thu 14 Aug 14

UpInTheSky says...

RightToAnOpinion wrote:
UpInTheSky wrote:
feeby12007 wrote:
Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.
Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand.
The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to.

Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact.
Rubbish, he may have advertised in Poland and I doubt very much he would need gangmasters as Europeans wouldn't need one. As for cash payments you will find over 90% of farms operate in that way.
"He may" so you're just guessing. No fact there at all. Why would he advertise in Poland? Did you not read the first line of the story.

What are Europeans not subject to the GLA?? Are you a metal head??

90% of farms pay in cash? Really??? Even if that was true, it doesn't mean it's cash in hand and not going through the books.
[quote][p][bold]RightToAnOpinion[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]UpInTheSky[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]feeby12007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Actually jellyonaplate is correct. Fruit pickers are still being paid in cash so they wouldn't have been paying into the NHS system. As for selling 'legal' highs, Lush needs to make a statement about why it's still selling them.[/p][/quote]Being paid in cash isn't an indication that tax and NI isn't paid. Being paid in cash is different to cash in hand. The employer will be regulated by the Gangmasters Authority to ensure employment law and HMRC guidelines are adhered to. Plus it doesn't mention in the story they are paid in cash, so this is simply a prejudiced idea of yours rather than any fact.[/p][/quote]Rubbish, he may have advertised in Poland and I doubt very much he would need gangmasters as Europeans wouldn't need one. As for cash payments you will find over 90% of farms operate in that way.[/p][/quote]"He may" so you're just guessing. No fact there at all. Why would he advertise in Poland? Did you not read the first line of the story. What are Europeans not subject to the GLA?? Are you a metal head?? 90% of farms pay in cash? Really??? Even if that was true, it doesn't mean it's cash in hand and not going through the books. UpInTheSky
  • Score: 21

1:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Thurza says...

Jamesey wrote:
jellyonaplate wrote:
At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare
If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too!

If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?
Yes we all at different times picked fruit, we were glad of the work but because of overseas workers we are no longer wanted.
[quote][p][bold]Jamesey[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jellyonaplate[/bold] wrote: At least our NHS that we pay into will give them free healthcare[/p][/quote]If they're here working, then they're paying for the NHS too! If you'd rather they went home, who is going to pick the fruit for our local farmers? You?[/p][/quote]Yes we all [my family] at different times picked fruit, we were glad of the work but because of overseas workers we are no longer wanted. Thurza
  • Score: -11

9:37am Mon 18 Aug 14

ladybird14 says...

This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!!
Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust
This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!! Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust ladybird14
  • Score: 0

10:11am Mon 18 Aug 14

Thurza says...

ladybird14 wrote:
This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!!
Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust
I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms.
[quote][p][bold]ladybird14[/bold] wrote: This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!! Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust[/p][/quote]I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms. Thurza
  • Score: 1

10:22am Mon 18 Aug 14

KevinTurvey says...

Put less bicarb in it.
Put less bicarb in it. KevinTurvey
  • Score: 0

7:39pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ladybird14 says...

Thurza wrote:
ladybird14 wrote:
This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!!
Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust
I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms.
I didn't say all British dwellers were lazy because like you i have done this to and that is how i know it is bloody hard work!! I said dole hoppers and the ones to say there are't any jobs!! (ie lazy ones who prefer to be on the dole well the rest of us tax payers pay for them)
[quote][p][bold]Thurza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladybird14[/bold] wrote: This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!! Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust[/p][/quote]I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms.[/p][/quote]I didn't say all British dwellers were lazy because like you i have done this to and that is how i know it is bloody hard work!! I said dole hoppers and the ones to say there are't any jobs!! (ie lazy ones who prefer to be on the dole well the rest of us tax payers pay for them) ladybird14
  • Score: 0

7:43pm Mon 18 Aug 14

ladybird14 says...

Thurza wrote:
ladybird14 wrote:
This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!!
Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust
I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms.
I didn't say all British dwellers were lazy because like you i have done this to and that is how i know it is bloody hard work!! I said dole hoppers and the ones to say there are't any jobs!! (ie lazy ones who prefer to be on the dole well the rest of us tax payers pay for them)
[quote][p][bold]Thurza[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ladybird14[/bold] wrote: This has nothing to do with how the farmers are paying them, i would like to see you lot in the fields picking fruit etc cause its bloody hard work even people who say they can't get jobs and the dole hoppers etc if you don't want the pol's here doing it put them lazy lot in the fields i know they wouldn't last a day so put up and shut up the farmers have to make a living!! Now on to the subject in question HUSH selling crap theses people may of brought it as they don't know what **** he has been selling!! as there English may not be very good and like may of others who have been brought from this murder thought they were doing the right thing for a bit of fun as it is legal highs its about time the police stop **** footing around and closed it for good to may people have bad **** from this LOW LIFE !! stay away let him go bust[/p][/quote]I have worked in the fields fruit picking, living in a rural area, I was very glad of the work and yes I lasted longer than a day, I worked many seasons including Potato picking. We British country dwellers are not all lazy and we know what hard work is. Unfortunately we are no longer required by fruit farms.[/p][/quote]I didn't say all British dwellers were lazy because like you i have done this to and that is how i know it is bloody hard work!! I said dole hoppers and the ones to say there are't any jobs!! (ie lazy ones who prefer to be on the dole well the rest of us tax payers pay for them) ladybird14
  • Score: 0

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