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Officials warn parents about drug-laced candies

October 31, 2018 GMT

Drug-laced candies have made it onto the illegal drug market, and federal officials are advising parents to pay attention to their children’s candy on Halloween.

The Omaha division of the Drug Enforcement Agency says it hasn’t identified any specific threats. However, there has been a general increase in confiscations of drug-laced candies, including chocolates, suckers and gummies.

The candies, usually containing marijuana or methamphetamine, typically are packaged in look-alike wrappers, such as Rasta Reeses, KeefKat, Twixed or Buddafinger. Parents can also look for unusual wrapping, odd or misspelled labels or unwrapped candies.