Parents urged to watch for drugs in candy
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GERMANTOWN - Parents need to watch out for kids eating candy. It's the latest way they're hiding drugs, but the idea isn't new.
"I'm sure most people have heard about brownies laced with marijuana or cookies consumed that way." But Germantown Police Chief Peter Hoell says this is harder to detect.
People melt down candy, add prescription opiates and then let the candy reform. The process results in candy that looks normal, but is filled with drugs.
"It's so well concealed. That's why they do it, it's unsuspecting," Hoell said.
That's why he thinks his department hasn't seen many cases of it. But police think it's something parents should keep an eye on.
"If you suspect your problems with your kids, possibly drug use, this may be one of the ways they may be concealing it from their parents," Hoell said.
Hoell points out there is not a concern about drug laced candy being handed out on Halloween.
"We hardly ever see anything like that," he explained. "I'm not aware of anything like that in the history of Germantown."