Police Warn of candy that may contain THC or Psilocybin

The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop H Criminal Investigation Section is reporting an increase in seizures of “candy” containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or Psilocybin, also known as mushrooms.  This “candy” is being found in packaging which mimics packaging of legal, and well-known, candy.  The included photographs are all narcotics related seizures within the local (Troop H) area.

THC/ Mushroom infused “candy” could easily be overlooked during the Halloween season. While the Pennsylvania State Police is not alleging or indicating that these products may be intentionally given to children or teenagers with the intent to cause them harm, PSP is also reminding parents, guardians, and teachers of the importance of thoroughly checking the contents contained in products consumed by children.  Candy and snack items should be inspected to ensure labels to do not contain or reference marijuana or psilocybin ingredients.  Such terms could include THC, medicated, pictures of marijuana leaves, and pictures of mushrooms.  Additionally, legally purchased marijuana products, including edibles, should be secured and inaccessible to children.

  Anyone who may unknowingly ingest such substances should immediately contact 911 for medical assistance.  Additionally, anyone coming into possession of such candy should contact their local police department.


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