MBN warns residents to watch out for THC-laced candy

The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is warning residents throughout the state to be cautious about candy as the Halloween holiday approaches.

Posted: Oct 14, 2017 3:05 PM
Updated: Oct 14, 2017 3:05 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is warning residents throughout the state to be cautious about candy as the Halloween holiday approaches.

MBN Director John Dowdy says that the agency found a substantial amount of candies that were filled with THC, the active ingredient found in marijuana.

He says that parents should watch the candies' packaging to make sure it is nothing out of the ordinary.

"In this particular situation with the search warrant execution, we found gummy rings, gummy bears and gumdrops. And those had been infused with THC," said Dowdy.

A man named Homer Russell Smith has been arrested after investigators intercepted the items before they could be packaged.

Dowdy says that his agency has intercepted these THC-laced candies in North Mississippi the past few months as well.

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