Officers Warn Against Misleading Snack Wrappers Containing Marijuana | Public security
Law enforcement officials are concerned about selling new marijuana products in packaging that makes them look like real snack products.
The Buchanan County Drug Strike Force recently seized three bags of packets of “Jolly Rancher” gum during a traffic stop that deceptively resembles real candy. However, these pieces each contained 600 mg of THC.
Captain Shawn Collie is warning people, especially parents, to keep an eye out for small changes to familiar snack packaging.
“There are candy bars, candy bars, other food products, drinks and the like,” Collie said.
Marijuana products can be found in bags of crisps and even boxes that look like Pop-Tarts. Collie said this packaging can be misleading not only for parents who don’t know what their teenager has, but also for those who don’t know what they really have on their hands.
“The biggest concern is those who are below that age range, young children who may not be able to read or understand what it is and they find something like that, and everything like it’s a regular candy, and they take it, and you know, the dosage, you have no idea what it’s going to do, “he said.
As the Halloween season approaches, Collie said it’s important for parents to be careful about the candy kids get.
“As we approach Halloween time… be aware of where your children are, what they are doing and maybe even sit and browse through the items they collect as they go. come out to make sure there isn’t something wrong with them, ”he said.
Collie said the deceptive products local agents saw came primarily from California and Colorado.