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Police Warn Parents Against Drugs Disguised As Halloween Candies

Mini Malabanan

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A warning about the dangers of Halloween candies will definitely spook parents whose kids will be out trick or treating this year.

On its Facebook page,The Jackson, MS Metro Police Department warned parents against Ecstasy drugs disguised as kid-friendly treats as well as drug-laced Halloween candies. Photos of the candies in question were circulated to alert the public.

“If your kids get these for Halloween candy, they ARE NOT CANDY!!! They are the new shapes of “Ecstasy” and can kill kids through overdoses!!! So, check your kid’s candy and “When in doubt, Throw it out!!!” Be safe and always keep the shiny side up!!!” it said in its message.

Always check your kid’s Halloween treats as they can be drugs disguised as candies, police departments warn.

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Although snopes.com claims that drug-laced Halloween candies are rare and quite expensive, parents should not underestimate evil people who would intentionally include dangerous ingredients in treats.

Many bright-colored ecstasy pills resemble Halloween candies.

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LA Times released several tips for parents to ensure that the safety of the Halloween treats.

  1. Accept homemade treats from people you or your kids know.
  2. Don’t consume treats in tampered packaging. Make sure they come from their original, sealed packaging.
  3. Candies laced with marijuana usually have a green packaging with a marijuana leaf emblem or the word “medicinal” put somewhere. They also come in goldfish or gummy bear forms as well as sodas similar to Mountain Dew.
  4. Fruits should be sliced and examined.
Smart Colorado put up this sign to warn the public about drug-laced treats this coming Halloween.

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Although drug-laced candies are rare, parents should never let their kids consume treats in tampered packaging.

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Source: Little Things, LA Times, Snopes.com , Facebook

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