Laganbank Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey has expressed her concern after a two-year-old child found a bag of drugs on the Ormeau Road.
Councillor Hargey said:
"I am deeply concerned and angry that this child has been put into grave danger by people who have absolutely nothing to offer this community and seek only to make profit from other peoples misery.
“We could be dealing with a very different situation today if the child had attempted to swallow the contents of this bag, which I believe may be mephedrone.
“The bag had been left in a street where children play all the time and I believe it had been deliberately left there for collection with no regard for any dangers.
“I would urge parents to be vigilant and advise children not to pick up anything in the street which they unaware of.
“I would also urge anyone who may find such substances or who has any information regarding illegal drug use to contact the PSNI immediately or a trusted individual such as community representatives, the local priest or indeed myself or my office.
“Illegal drug use and those who profit from it are a scourge on our communities and deserve no protection from the community."