HENLEY must have one of the lowest crime rates in the country so it came as a surprise when 32 wraps of ?cannabis? were found in the centre of town.
Police community support officer Helen Anderson found the ?drugs? lying on the pavement outside Gorvett and Stone chocolatiers in Duke Street.
She told the Standard: ?If a dog or small child had picked some up and eaten them, then it could have been fatal.?
Police tried to get CCTV footage of the ?suspect? who had dropped the suspicious packages but the cameras were facing the opposite direction.
Within minutes of the Standard publishing a picture of the wraps online, readers were quick to point out that they were fun snaps, novelty fireworks, which are available from Bagatelle in Bell Street.
Police have reopened their investigation. It would appear they are now on the lookout for a litter lout rather than a drug dealer.