WEST CHESTER, Pa. (CBS)– The Chester County District Attorney’s Office announced that police have seized over 40 pounds of drug-laced candy from an apartment at West Chester University.
The THC-laced candy was seized by the West Chester University Police Department from an apartment at The Village on the University’s South Campus.
Chief Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody stated, “With Halloween just around the corner, the last thing we want to see is drug-laced candy hitting the streets. The was good work by the police to pick off this load of drugs before it went to college students or kids.”
The investigation started when police found several West Chester University students in a car on campus, with the smell of marijuana coming from their car. The police worked backwards from questioning the occupants of the car all of the way to the apartment on South New Street, where the police recovered the candy.
The drug-laced candy varied in size from small hard candies to candies the size of a small orange. The drug-laced candy was wrapped in groups of plastic bags for easier sale and distribution.
Carmody added, “This appears to be an isolated incident and we have seized all of the drugs involved. But it is a good time to remind parents to check the candy collected by their children during Halloween and to discard anything that looks suspicious. We want all of our kids to stay safe.”
Carmody says at least one person will be arrested for the possession of drugs and possibly distribution of it. He does believe the intended audience was college-age people and above.
Police are awaiting the results of drug tests.