$1 Million Worth of Meth Lollipops Found in Texas
Texas, flagship state of our nation’s South, is where the everything is bigger, the barbecue is danker and apparently, the candy is laced with meth. An investigation that began as a potential burglary reported by a concerned neighbor flourished into the seizing of six hundred pounds of methamphetamine-laced lollipops. The guilty treats were estimated by police to have a $1 million street value, with each one ranging from $20 to $40 a pop. Upon responding to the neighbor’s call and arriving to the scene, authorities were met with two people, male and female, loading a car with bags of the drugged lollipops taken from the home. The individuals remain nameless, as authorities suspect that there are more culprits involved in this dark, twisted Willy Wonka fantasy.The pair was found to have produced the candy in the kitchen of said home by pouring a narcotics-laced mixture into lollipop molds. Making matters worse, but the candies a bit cuter, the molds used were exclusively of cartoon characters and figures that would spark the interest of a 10 year old before they would that of a drug user. Among the designs were Batman, butterflies and good ol’ R2D2. Based off of this, authorities in Houston expressed major concern that besides meth heads with a sweet tooth, the suspects were targeting children on the streets.
Though the suspects have been arrested and the narcotic-laced sweets have been confiscated, the investigation remains in progress as there is more mysterious to unfold. While the Harris County Sherriff’s Office works hard to get to the bottom of this mess, we propose just one question to a familiar Mr. Owl: how many licks does it take to get to the center of these lollipops?Source: CNN
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