Parents warned to be on the lookout for methamphetamine pills that have been ‘stamped’ to look like CANDY ahead of Halloween
- Police in Dublin, Georgia, issued a public safety announcement
- They say the drugs are being deliberately manufactured to look like candy
- They told parents to take caution and search their kids’ trick or treating bags
Parents in a Georgia town are being told to check their children’s trick or treating bags for methamphetamine pills that are being deliberately manufactured to look like candy.
The warning was issued by the Dublin Police Department last week on Facebook.
They did not say which candy the drugs are meant to be but they are similar to Sweet Tarts.
Dublin Police Department shared this photograph of methamphetamine pills they say have been stamped to look like candy ahead of Halloween
Officers say the pills are ‘stamped’ to intentionally resemble the confectionery and that they are already in circulation.
They did not reveal how the pills came to their attention.
The drugs are small and come in a variety of shapes including stars, circles and hearts.
The photograph posted by police showed blue, green, grey and yellow varieties.
The candies are blue, green, grey and yellow and have distinctive stamps and lines printed on them
The police department did not compare the drugs to any candy in particular but they resemble Sweet Tarts (shown above)
The post read: ‘Please look through your child(rens) candies during this holiday season.
‘Any suspicions, please call our office or 911 to report.
‘If shared with other counties, please contact your local police department or Sheriffs Department.’
Dublin Police Department did not immediately respond to inquiries about where the drugs came from or if any children had come into contact with them on Monday morning.