Codeine warning

Grassy Park police have warned the community to watch out for children abusing medication containing codeine after several empty cough syrup bottles were found on the corner of 4th Avenue and Kleinsmidt Street, in Grassy Park, on October 18. Warrant Officer Wynita Kleinsmith, spokesperson for Grassy Park police, said Captain Ashley Petersen found the empty cough syrup bottles on an open field near to a school. Cough syrup which contains codeine has been known to be abused by those chasing a high.
Warrant Officer Kleinsmith said this medication, when used with other substances, can have a bad effect on children’s health and well-being. Grassy Park police urged parents to monitor their children and asked pharmacies not to sell the non-prescriptive medication to children. Anyone with information on crime can call the police at 021 700 3940 or Crime Stop at 08600 10111. All information will be treated as highly confidential.