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Police Warn Parents About 'Weed Candy'

Upper Merion and Limerick Township police warn parents about the possible spread of THC-laced candy.

The Limerick Township police department warned parents yesterday via a post on its Facebook page that a new form of drug delivery has been seen in the area and parents should be careful about kids having items that could be laced with drugs. 

A report on WPVI Channel 6's website says that candy made with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, was found recently in Upper Merion Township.

Upper Merion Police Detective Andrew Rathfon told 6ABC that a parent brought them the candy and asked to have it tested. 

Rathfon also said that the candy could be laced with other drugs or hazardous material. It's often made in someone's home, so people who ingest it are "trusting whoever made that substance. It's scary." 

The main concern is that it offers kids easier access to illegal drugs; because it looks like candy, it could be taken to school because it's easily concealed. 

The WPVI report says parents should look for "unwrapped or re-wrapped candies that look like Jolly Ranchers."

Limerick Township police chief William Albany said that he posted the warning on their Facebook page because "it's something parents should know about." 

jxjipper January 05, 2013 at 01:35 AM
If the kids start tipping cows the answer is yes!
Jennifer January 06, 2013 at 07:36 PM
eating pot never works for me it must be smoked
Bobbie hall January 06, 2013 at 08:29 PM
It's pot people calm down. Kids get drunk and drive cars. Legalize it and no more debt.
Steph Mcgeller January 08, 2013 at 03:06 AM
Doggie Style at 20 Airport Sq. North Wales closed down the store today without telling employees and customers. Employees came to the store to find everything packed up and gone. A lot of dogs have been hurt and abused by this company.
mrk1208 January 08, 2013 at 03:07 PM
@ jxjipper what are you trying to say-------->Those white suburbanites are so far behind the times yo!

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