Two people have been arrested in Palmerston North over the supply of synthetic cannabis.

Senior Sergeant Steven Crawford said 46 small bags of synthetic cannabis, along with cash and drug preparation items, were found during a search of an address this morning.

A man and a woman were arrested at the address for various drug related offences. The woman, 45, will appear in Palmerston District Court on August 15.

Synthetic cannabis was blamed for the deaths of 10 people during July. Authorities are investigating what's being added to the latest batches of the drugs to make them so toxic.


"These substances are causing harm to our communities and it's important that we, as a community, work together to remove these products from our streets," Crawford said.

"These drugs can be extremely dangerous and users can experience severe health issues.
I urge anyone using synthetic cannabis to stop and seek help.

"Police will continue to work with the community and partner agencies to combat this drug and want to remind other drug dealers that we will hold them accountable," he said.

Anyone with information on the manufacture or supply of synthetics should contact police or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, Crawford said.