Maryland police seize marijuana-infused candy

The candy includes taffy, mint chocolate bars, blueberry chocolate bars and banana-walnut chocolate bars.
Each piece of the candy seized contains 100 milligrams of THC, police say.
"This is the first time we've seen this product in Prince George's County. Despite the on-going investigation, we felt it important to let our community know that products like this exist so parents and guardians ensure the candy doesn't somehow wind up in their children's Halloween candy bag," said Prince George's County Police Narcotic Enforcement Division Assistant Commander Capt. Chuck Hamby.
The boxes of candy arrived in Prince George's County from the West Coast and Colorado, police say.
The candy included taffy, mint chocolate bars, blueberry chocolate bars and banana-walnut chocolate bars.
Here's a look at the products seized.
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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Prince George’s County police are warning parents after they seized several boxes of candy infused with marijuana.

Lt. Bill Alexander said Friday that all of the candy was labeled as having THC and was headed to Laurel from the West Coast and Colorado.

The candy included taffy and chocolate bars, and had about 100 milligrams of THC. It also included warning labels urging consumers not to eat it all in one sitting.

Alexander says there’s no evidence that the candy was planned to be passed out to children on Friday for Halloween.

He says police wanted to warn parents to be on the lookout for such products just in case, saying it would be easy to confuse the marijuana treats with real candy.

Police are declining to release further details.

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