Police officers in Pennsylvania found candies that look like Nerd Ropes which were laced with 400-milligrams of THC.
With Halloween fast approaching, we have all been stocking up on candies and spooky decor to get into the Halloween spirit. Halloween is a time to enjoy, relive all our childhood memories of trick or treating and basically, long story short, have the times of our lives not just on October 31 but throughout the month.
However, police officers in Pennsylvania have now issued the warning after they found candies that looks like Nerd Ropes which were laced with 400-milligrams of THC.
So if you are a parent and your kids are going to the neighborhood for trick-or-treating, ensure you check all the candies before they decide to eat them all.
"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," reads the official statement released by the Johnstown Police Department.
"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," it added.
THC is the main psychoactive substance that is found in marijuana and it can get people extremely high. Most often it is smoked but it is also available in oils, edibles, and capsules.
Pennsylvania allows the use of THC for those with certain medical conditions, however, it is not legal for recreational use, despite people clamoring for its legalization. As reported by Daily Mail.
The Johnstown Police released photos of the candies wrapped in red and yellow covers that look very similar to Nerd Ropes.
Following this incident, the candy manufacturer, Ferrara Candy Company, issued a statement saying it is "working with the relevant authorities."
"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 statement read.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time that such a warning has been given by the police. Last year, the police department in the Massachusetts town of Marshfield warned people to throw away any Twizzlers packets they got in Halloween trick-or-treating bowls after they found two packages that contained sewing needles, CBS Boston reported.
While in 2017, Menominee Tribal Police said that a parent found a packet of methamphetamine when she went through her child's trick-or-treat Halloween candy, CBS News reported.