Parents warned about THC laced Halloween Candy

Local News

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WEHT) – In the age of legalized and decriminalized marijuana, parents are cautioned to be extra vigilant this Halloween.

Police in Pennsylvania have a warning about candy ahead of Halloween.

Officers in Johnstown found candy that looks like Nerd Ropes but these were laced with 400 milligrams of THC.

THC is the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana.

They were found during a raid in the Stoney Creek Township.

Investigators are warning parents to double-check their kids’ candy this season.

Drug-laced edibles have become very popular and many are packaged to look very similar to regular candy.

If you ever feel that your child may have ingested anything that contains THC, doctors warn not to wait to see if symptoms occur but to call a doctor immediately.

For the latest breaking news and stories from across the Tri-State, follow Eyewitness News on Facebook and Twitter.

(This story was originally published on October 11, 2019)

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.