Pa. Authorities Seize Over 40 Pounds Of Drug-Laced Candy

By: Iris Carreras, CBS News (Posted by Chris Fisher)
By: Iris Carreras, CBS News (Posted by Chris Fisher)

(CBS/AP) WEST CHESTER, Pa. - Campus police say they've found over 40 pounds of what they believe is drug-laced candy at an apartment in the south campus of West Chester University.
The Chester County district attorney's office announced the seizure Monday and says charges will be filed after lab tests confirm the candy contains THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

"With Halloween just around the corner, the last thing we want to see is drug-laced candy hitting the streets," said Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody, according to CBS Philly.

He said there's no indication students planned to distribute the candy to children for Halloween. Authorities believe the candy was meant to be shared and sold among university students.

Campus police say they found the candy by working backward from an incident in which officers found several university students in a car that smelled of marijuana. Questioning those students led them to an apartment on the university's south campus.

Police say the treats ranged in size from small hard candies to items the size of a small orange.

Authorities reportedly said this appears to be an isolated incident and they have seized all the drugs involved. They also said parents should check all the candy collected by their children on Halloween and discard anything that looks suspicious.


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