Police warn of drug-laced treats

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(KPLR) – Police are making a not-so sweet discovery, when it comes to some candy.

Investigators across the country are warning of drug-laced treats. Police say the candies look so much like regular candy that children or even adults would not hesitate to consume them. But, these sweet treats are actually laced with the active ingredient in marijuana.

Most of the candies confiscated are lollipops, hard-rock candy and gummy worms and bears.

Police strongly encourage parents to inspect kids’ candy and to be suspicious of unwrapped or re-wrapped candy.  

Police say a Jefferson County woman and her 4-year-old daughter went to the emergency room in January 2014 after they accidentally ate candy and muffins laced with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. The family thought a relative mailed the treats from California for the child’s birthday.  Read that story here.