State police warn of drug-laced candy in SW Ind.

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police are warning parents that authorities are finding candy laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana, in southwest Indiana.

State police say most of the candy found by troopers resembles lollipops, hard-rock candy and gummy worms and bears. Police say the candies look so much like regular candy that children or even adults wouldn’t hesitate to consume them.

State police are encouraging parents to inspect their children’s candy and be suspicious of unwrapped or re-wrapped candy in unfamiliar packaging. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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