Authorities warn parents about meth pills being distributed to kids disguised as Halloween treats
Law enforcement in Dublin, Georgia are warning parents about methamphetamine pills that resemble candy and are being distributed among children
The Dublin Police Department has warned parents in a Georgia town last week to check their children's trick or treat bags after they found methamphetamine pills that had been manufactured to look like candy and were being distributed to kids. The department issued the warning via their Facebook page.
While authorities did not specifically mention which candy the drugs are meant to be in, they are allegedly similar to Sweet Tarts. These pills, which are already in circulation, have been "stamped" to intentionally resemble the confectionery, officers said.
That said, the department is yet to reveal how the pills came to their attention, Daily Mail reports.
These drugs come in a variety of shapes including stars, circles, and hearts and are small in size. The image shared by authorities showed blue, green, grey and yellow variants.
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."
However, it is unclear where the Dublin Police Department came into contact with the said drugs on Monday morning or if any children had been handed the same as treats.
In the past, there have been several cases of Halloween candy being tainted with drugs or containing dangerous objects including razor blades and needles. At the same time, many of such stories turned out to be hoaxes upon investigation. Nonetheless, parents and children are advised to exercise caution when enjoying the treats.