TALCUM powder and cement dust were among the substances sold by unscrupulous drug dealers at an Anglesey festival.

However, according to police the number of drugs that were handed in as part of a drugs amnesty at the Gottwood Music Festival, was "low."

Police have praised festival goers after the annual electronic music and arts event, held in woods near Holyhead, passed virtually incident free.

North Wales Police Chief Inspector Mark Armstrong, who led the policing operation on Anglesey said:

"Overall, I am very pleased with the policing and security operation that ensured the safety of all those attending this year’s Gottwood festival.

"Our focus was to ensure everyone stayed safe and enjoying the event and our policing style and approach was planned and carried out with that in mind."

"The drugs amnesty bins installed on site had deposits of Ketamine and MDMA in particular, but at very low levels. Interestingly, but alarmingly, we also had substances deposited that people had bought believing them to be drugs that were actually things like talcum powder or cement dust.

"The fact unscrupulous dealers would sell someone pure talcum powder or anything else purporting it to be a drug is a clear sign they are driven by profit only and have no regard for ‘users’ safety."

"If ingested it could cause serious harm. However, the amount of drugs handed in has been very low level."

It was thought the presence of drugs dogs, had also had an impact.

Chief Inspector Armstrong said: "When festival goers see the presence of a ‘drugs dog,’ people realise they are going to be searched, then I think they don’t even try."

He added: "We did have some concerns on Friday after receiving information about the circulation on site of a particularly dangerous ecstasy tablet known as ‘Punisher Pills,’ but fortunately that does not appear to have materialised."

"I couldn’t be more pleased with the policing operation and how the festival has gone overall and I’d like to pass on my thanks to all my colleagues who policed the event, our partners and local community for their patience and understanding over the weekend."