Thursday, February 07, 2008

Flavored Drugs New Threat To Children

Drugs Dealers Getting Bold To Attract New "Customers"

LABELLE, FL. -- Candy-flavored meth, marijuana gumballs and other threats could endanger elementary, and middle schools warn law enforcement officials. Attorney General Bill McColluum and the Florida Association of School Resource Officers this week issued a consumer advisory warning parents, teachers and school administrators of an alarming trend with dangerous implications for Florida school children.

Federal and state law enforcement agencies are reporting that flavored drugs, particularly methamphetamines, heroin and marijuana, are circulating throughout the United States, often enticing younger children. These drugs could be ingested by unsuspecting children and are extremely harmful, say authorities.

The flavoring reduces the bitter taste of the drug and does not affect the potency of the drug. Children may mistake the drug for candy pop rocks.

Additional reports of gumballs filled with marijuana and narcotics packaged or disguised as candy or other more enticing objects have raised concern from Florida law enforcement and should be considered serious threats by parents, teachers and school administrators.

Children should be advised not to accept any candy which may resemble one of these new drug forms and should turn over any in their possession to their teacher, principal, or school resource officer.

Parents should encourage their children to avoid any participation in distributing or using the drugs, no matter how harmless they may seem, and report any suspicious activity to the appropriate authorities or a trusted adult.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:04 AM

    You know law enforcment knows who the main drug dealers are and time and time again they won't bust him the most they've been able to bust him for is weed,[ several times] This tells me one thing the man is a Narc ,Him being a narc I guess gives him the lawful right to jump out at the Mudholes and every other public place to sale meth and crack and zanny bars . Weird how the law works.