Candy infused with marijuana found in Joplin

09/27/2013 10:05 AM

09/27/2013 10:06 AM

A southwest Missouri drug task force has seized bags of candy infused with marijuana.

John Luckey, with the Southwest Missouri Drug Task Force, said the candy was shipped from Colorado to Pineville, in McDonald County. However, no one lived at the Pineville address. Luckey says officers hoped someone would try to pick up the package but no one ever did.

He says the candy resembled lemon drops, gummy bears and mints. It was clearly labeled with how much THC was in each piece. THC is the chemical that makes pot users high.

Luckey says he's concerned children will pick up the candy.

The Joplin Globe reports Barry County Sheriff Mike Epperly displayed bags of the candy Thursday at his office in Cassville to make parents aware of the products.

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