It’s that time of year again. Halloween is just around the corner and police are spreading fear by telling parents to keep an eye out for drug-laced candy. Recently, police in Pennsylvania revealed that they found a “Nerds Rope edibles containing 400mg of THC” and now are telling parents to “be vigilant” when inspecting their children’s candy.
Now, disclaimer: no one likes your kids enough to give them free drugs.
But let’s take a look at what the cops have to say.
“The Johnstown Police would like to draw extra attention to the Nerds Rope edibles containing 400mg of THC found during a search warrant in Stoney Creek Twp,” the Johnstown Police Department wrote on Facebook. “During this Halloween, we urge parents to be ever vigilant in checking their children’s candy before allowing them to consume those treats. Drug laced edibles are package like regular candy and may be hard to distinguish from the real candy.”
Ferrara Candy Company released a statement to CBS News to distance themselves from the product.
“This product is counterfeit and in no way associated with Ferrara Candy Company. We want to reassure consumers that the products they find at major retailers across the country are safe for them to consume,” the candy company said in their statement.
The Food and Drug Administration also issued a warning to ensure any candy is “commercially wrapped” to protect their safety. The FDA statement read: “Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.”
So, yes, there may accidentally be some THC-laced candy floating around on Halloween so you would want to double-check before letting any young children chow down. But if you do happen to find some edibles and are of legal age to consume, it looks like it was just your lucky day.