With Halloween just around the corner, police in central Alberta are issuing a warning about drugs masquerading as candy.
It comes after the Tsuut’ina Police Service pulled over a vehicle this week and found a significant amount of marijuana and THC products, including some disguised as sweets.
“What we found after processing, were 204 candies in the shape of a Lego figure,” Constable Sean Dornbos, Drug Education and Enforcement officer for Tsuut’ina said.
Police also found 27 THC syringes. THC is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects.
Police say the bright colouring, multiple flavours and toy-like composition of the THC candies is quite concerning due to the attraction it may pose to children.
“Certainly when you’re dealing with younger children, these look immediately attractive, because they’re immediately visible through their packaging,” Dornbos said. “So I would caution parents that if you come across candies of any sort that aren’t in the manufacturer’s package, don’t let your children consume them.”
Derrick Fullerton, 39, of Calgary, has been charged with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking. He has a December court date. (ms) (with files from Global News)