Police warn parents of marijuana-laced candy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A warning to parents this Halloween – Missouri drug agents say they've found marijuana-laced candy in the Ozarks.

This candy looks identical to lemon heads, gummy bears and suckers, but it can make kids really sick.

Just last month, marijuana-laced candy was discovered in a drug raid in southern Missouri.

The packaging identifies the candy as medical marijuana from Colorado, and contains THC, the chemical in marijuana that makes people high.

But if kids eat it, they could get sick to their stomachs and be at risk for abnormal heart beats.

While police officers in Kansas City say they haven't found the tainted candy here, they do say medical marijuana is being shipped from Colorado all across the country.

They are urging parents to take extra precautions this Halloween.

Sgt. Brad Stott with the Kansas City Police Department suggests sorting the candy into different piles, and to look at the packaging with your kids.

It's also a good time to make sure everything is sealed properly.

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