DEA warns local authorities about marijuana and meth-laced candies
The Drug Enforcement Administration St. Louis Division is warning local law enforcement and first responders about the dangers of drug-laced treats this Halloween.
The DEA says there has been no specific threat, but the Midwest has seen a rise in the commercial production and illegal distribution of various types of drug-laced candies.
Last Halloween, the DEA discovered marijuana-laced candies sold in packages designed to look like traditional candies; including Munchy Way, 3 Rastateers, Twixed, Keef Kat and Rasta Reese’s.
The DEA says marijuana-laced or methamphetamine-laced candies can go undetected and have harmful effects if ingested by children.
If you come across any suspicious treats that have unusual wrapping or misspelled candy labels, the agency says you should give it to your local police department.
The DEA says local law enforcement should then document any information regarding drug-laced candy and preserve any evidence to send to the DEA Laboratory for testing.
Missouri, Kansas and Southern Illinois are a part of the St. Louis Division.