November 5, 2015
Released by: Major Jason Wank, Chief Detective
The Sheriff’s Office is notifying parents about a disturbing new trend of infusing candy with drugs. These drugs have found their way to Carteret County and it has been discovered that some area high school students have used them. Information regarding the use of these drugs by some students was reported to the Sheriff’s Office and an investigation is underway. No students have been found in possession of any of these drugs at school and no charges have been filed against any students.
These drug laced candies are generally produced by melting down store bought candy and infusing them with drugs and then putting them in molds to form a solid. Users are able to introduce drugs into their systems by eating the candy. By infusing candies with drugs people are often better enabled to conceal the drug and ingest them without being detected. These candies can be infused with all types of drugs including marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, Flakka and bath salts.
“It is very scary because users have no idea what substances are actually in these candies, how much, or how it will affect them” said Sheriff Asa Buck.
“This is just another thing that we all have to be on the lookout for. Parents need to know what to look for as well as law enforcement. These drug laced candies can come in many different forms. Parents can perform a simple internet search to see what is out there and to have knowledge of what these substances may look like. As a parent if you find something in your child’s possession that doesn’t look right you should ask questions. If something doesn’t look right and doesn’t sound right often times it’s not. If you have doubts or concerns please contact law enforcement” said Sheriff Asa Buck.