ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration of St. Louis sent a warning to local law enforcement and first responders Tuesday cautioning the dangers of drug-laced treats this Halloween.
The DEA St. Louis Division has not identified a specific threat, but warns that the Midwest has seen a rise in the commercial production and illegal distribution on various types of drug-laced candies.
Last Halloween, the DEA discovered marijuana-laced candies sold in packages designed to look like traditional candies; including Munchy Way, 3 Rastateers, Twixed, Keef Kat and Rasta Reese’s.
The DEA is encouraging local law enforcement partners to document any information regarding drug-laced candy and preserve any evidence to send to the DEA Laboratory for testing.
The DEA reminds parents to make sure to inspect the candy their children get this Halloween before they consume the treats.