HCSO: Drug dealers disguised meth as candy

15 June, 2017, 01:40 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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Close to $1 million worth of meth in the form of colorful lollipops was seized Tuesday from a Houston-area home, officials said. Diaz asked reporters. "We found the amount of drugs seized from this house was almost a million dollars in street value".

Police were investigating a burglary after a neighbor reported someone breaking into a house.

When officers arrived on the scene they discovered a male and female removing the lollipops from the home, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. Police believe the candy was meant to be distributed among children. The suspects could not even close the vehicle's trunk they attempted to flee due to the amount of candy inside. When deputies rolled up, they apprehended the two people, a man and woman, as they were leaving the home.

The lollipops were in the shape of different characters such as Batman and Yoda, to more simple designs such as a butterfly or a flower. "It hits home and affects the entire community when someone is targeting children like this", Lt. Ruben Diaz said in a press conference.

Evonne Christine Mick left and David Salinas
Evonne Christine Mick left and David Salinas

"And even if they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood". Dallas News reported that depending on size, the estimated street prices for each lollipop ranged from $20 to $40.

Investigators believe the meth and lollipops were manufactured inside this home and are now investigating the scope of the twisted operation.

Police believe there are more people involved, and the investigation is ongoing.

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