Warning for parents about marijuana-laced candy

CREATED Oct. 1, 2013

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Cassville, MO (KTNV) -- A warning for parents about a danger found by Missouri drug agents, disguised as some of your children's favorite candy.

Lemon Heads, Gummy Bears and Mints were discovered during a drug raid laced with marijuana.

The packaging looks normal, but on closer inspection agents noticed they're labeled with the amount of THC in each package.

Medial experts said it could be dangerous for a younger child.

"Immediately, they could have some nausea and problems with their stomach. It can also put a child at risk for abnormal heart beats or troubles with abnormal heart rhythms," explained Sarah Moran, medical professional.

Authorities are especially concerned because Halloween is only a few weeks away, so they're urging parents to pay close attention to the candy their children bring home.

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