Georgia Police Seize Drugs Disguised as Candy

Tom Ozimek
By Tom Ozimek
September 21, 2018USshare

Georgia police are warning about what may look like colorful candy, but could be the dangerous and illicit drug ecstasy.

On Sept. 8 police in Duluth seized bags of ecstasy pills that look like candy for children, and are concerned the dealers marketed and sold the drugs to local youth, Fox5 reported.

Drugs that resemble candy
Duluth police made a drug bust of over 2 pounds of ecstasy pills that resemble candy for children. Sept. 8, 2018, Duluth, Georgia. (Screengrab via Duluth Police Department)

Officers made the bust after someone called 911 over a dog in a hot car. Smelling marijuana, deputies searched the car and found over 2 pounds of ecstasy in the form of colorful candy.

A police officer holds up drugs that look like candy
A Duluth police officer holds up a bag of candy-like pills that are, in fact, illicit drugs. Sept. 8, 2018, Duluth, Georgia. (Screengrab via Duluth Police Department)

Drug enforcement agents told Fox5 reporters that drug dealers purposely make ecstasy or its other form “Molly” to resemble candy in order to make it attractive to teenagers and to make it easier to hide from the watchful eyes of parents.

“If you saw kids have that, would you even think twice?” a reporter can be heard asking an unnamed young woman featured in the video.

“No, I wouldn’t, I would think it’s candy,” the woman replies.

Agents said the pills are sold on the street for between $10 and $20 each, putting the value of the bust at between $10,000 and $15,000.

Duluth police believe dealers may have tried to sell these pills to the youth in the metro. Officers arrested 27-year-old Terrell Magbie on charges of trafficking ecstasy, and 39-year-old Shameeka Hires was cited on possession of marijuana.

Parents need to be vigilant about what appears to be candy, Duluth police warn, could in fact be drugs in disguise.

From The Epoch Times

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