Watch out for pot-infused candy


February 26, 2013

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Tip: Watch out for pot-infused candy

According to a news report by KENS-TV5 in San Antonio, a new way to get high on dope is making its way into the hands of children.

Yeah. Children.

Drug-infused candy.

Yeah. Candy.

It is a hard, rough-edged, green candy
Candies are sold for between $1 and $5
Candy is molded into shapes (a skull)
Apparently odorless, are very hard to detect

In the video clip below, Gresham (Texas) Police Officer Rick Blake indicated that these weed-infused candies are becoming all the rage among high school kids.

"We haven't experienced anything like this up until about a month ago... ever since then it's starting to increase in its popularity," Blake said.

Check out the video and pick up on the rest of this column below. 

All About Interdiction
While the words ‘insidious’ and ‘evil’ spring immediately to mind, so do the words ‘interdiction’ and 'detection.’

Via a mutual friend, I got an inquiry from a law enforcer in the midwest who asked the question, “Can you ask around to see if anyone has come across this yet, and if anyone knows if a dope dog would hit on it?”

Well? Have you seen this stuff in your jurisdiction?

If so, please send any/all intel you have on it to druginfusedcandy@policeone.com, which will direct to the LEOs who sent me the inquiry, as well as to my own inbox. Once more information has been made available, I will post an updated version of this tip. 

That, or you can simply share your thoughts in the comments below. Note that I’ve made this item secure, LEO-only, despite the fact that all the information I’m posting is open source. My expectation here is that the comments and the emails will contain the LEO-only “candy” that will help to stem the tide of this new drug distribution method.  

 

About the author

Doug Wyllie is Editor in Chief of PoliceOne, responsible for setting the editorial direction of the website and managing the planned editorial features by our roster of expert writers. An award-winning columnist — he is the 2014 Western Publishing Association "Maggie Award" winner in the category of Best Regularly Featured Digital Edition Column — Doug has authored more than 800 feature articles and tactical tips on a wide range of topics and trends that affect the law enforcement community. Doug is a member of International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), an Associate Member of the California Peace Officers' Association (CPOA), and a member of the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA). Even in his "spare" time, he is active in his support for the law enforcement community, contributing his time and talents toward police-related charitable events as well as participating in force-on-force training, search-and-rescue training, and other scenario-based training designed to prepare cops for the fight they face every day on the street.

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