More Trick than Treat: LASD Warns Beware Drug-Laced Goodies
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning about the perils of (unknowingly) ingesting drug-laced Halloween treats. Basically it's a caveat emptor--or a trick-or-treat-caveat--for anyone who might get handed a packaged goodie that's filled with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and not be the best recipient.Like those charming dots of acid that look like sheets of dotted candy, the treats the LASD are asking people to watch out for are "packaged to resemble licensed commercial candy and snacks," and "are being produced locally in clandestine labs and residential kitchens." Plus:
The items are packaged to be attractive to children and teens. Some items have no label to warn the consumer of their content, and many that are labeled do not contain a reasonable indication of drug content, recommended dosage, or instructions for use. Because their makers intend to remain anonymous, no contact information is listed.
Adults, especially parents, are being advised to closely inspect Halloween goodies. If it's in your kid's candy-filled pillowcase, re-evaluate. If it's for you, well...you're on your own.