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"Weed Candy" Found In Drug Bust, Some Parents Are Concerned

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"You just have to be aware all the time, you pretty much have to know your surroundings, and know who your children are hanging out with," says Dawn Landstrom, a concerned parent.

Police are warning parents after an unusual drug bust. Police are calling weed infused candy a new and disturbing trend in the valley.

A Fargo apartment drug bust yesterday turned up only a small amount of marijuana, but police say the weed was found inside candy.

A 30 year old woman arrested faces misdemeanor charges for possession of marijuana, and marijuana paraphernalia.

Police say they were shocked at how real the candy looks. It can look like suckers, gummy bears, or other traditional candies.

"There is a whole list of issues that is concerning to us from a standpoint of this marijuana candy," says Lt. Joel Vettel with the Fargo Police Department.

It's coming to the valley from states that can legally make it. In this case, the candy came from Colorado.

"Because of how well it is produced, it looks just like something you would buy in a store. And, because of it would be very difficult for a law enforcement to detect someone in plain sight sucking on the candy you know," says Vettel.

Police have seen homemade weed candies before, but these suckers could fool anyone.

"The bottle is pretty clear, but once you get these out, those look just like the ones that are vitamins or candy," says Dawn Landstrom, mother of three. She gives her kids gummy bear vitamins every morning. "You try to be as safe as you can with your kids, but there are connately new challenges to that, so for someone to make a child’s candy into something that could be a drug, it's not good," she says.

While dawn always keeps a close eye on her kids, she's concerned that's not enough.

"I really wouldn't want my child to pick up some weed candy, thinking it was regular gummy bears and eat it, I would hope you wouldn't find any in a home they went to, but you never know,” says Dawn.

"A warning to the public, and certainly to parents that there is an issue out there with this candy, and we want to make sure people are aware of it," says Vettel.

Police anticipate they will be seeing more weed candy popping up in area, something to be aware of.

Weed candy is made by grinding marijuana, and mixing it with glucose based liquids. That allows the mixture to harden into a rock like candy.

Companies that make and sell the candy have more advanced machines that make the illegal candy looks legit.

Original Story: 

Fargo Police discovered "weed candy" in our community during a search. It is the result of a fine grinding of marijuana and a mixing process with glucose based liquids that are allowed to harden into a rock like candy. They can be mistaken for gummy bears, peach rings, or other traditional candies. 

They are calling it a new trend, and parents should take notice.

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