Jaclyn Lee of Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate has gone viral Tuesday after passing along a warning from police to inspect your children’s Halloween candy stash for snacks laced with THC.
BEWARE: As Halloween gets closer, @BensalemPolice are warning parents to LOOK at your child’s candy before they eat it. They confiscated these snacks that look a lot like the real thing. All are laced with THC @6abc pic.twitter.com/u6GFBXt08g
— Jaclyn Lee (@JaclynLeeTV) September 28, 2021
Though the infused Cheetos and “medicated” Nerds look good, our favorite of the bunch is the “Stoner Patch” gummies.
Make sure you check all candy! These things happen ALL the time pic.twitter.com/f0YFSPkXTV
— PoolBoyQ (@MattColgan28) September 28, 2021
When I was little I once got a candy apple with a small stick of dynamite in it. I took one bite and it was like: pic.twitter.com/xdd48YNtS0
— GUSA (@Calistar100) September 28, 2021
Jaclyn, it's still September so they obviously didn't confiscate these from people giving them out as Halloween candy. No one is giving these away as Halloween treats.
They're also all clearly labeled as having THC in them. Stop it.
— Shawn Foss (@Shawn_Foss) September 28, 2021
nobody is giving your kids a 30$ pack of medicated sweet tarts. you can certainly dream, but it’s not happening
— dirt fart 🎃 scary boy (@dirtfart_) September 28, 2021
hi Jaclyn, can you tell me what the benefit would be to someone handing out $80+ worth of edibles to children on Halloween. Did the cops tell you what the benefit of doing that could possibly be. If not, did you ask them. Thanks.
— seattle mariners no1 fan never stopped believing (@AaronCampeau) September 28, 2021
No one is giving kids expensive edibles at Halloween. It does not happen, but you say this nonsense every year. It’s just a meme at this point.
— Cheugybacca (@failsonA) September 28, 2021
BEWARE: As Halloween gets closer, numerous police departments and police unions will be lying to news agencies & reporters without context just to scare parents about "confiscated" drug laced treats as they have since the days of reefer madness.
— Get vaccinated. Against COVID & fascism. web rant (@web_rant) September 28, 2021
Channel 6 has been running a version of this story every Halloween since I was a kid in the 80s, and probably even before that. It used to be LSD in stickers, then razor blades in Milky Ways, then poisoned popcorn balls, and I guess now edibles. Urban legends ≠ journalism
— Dr. Gillian (@DrGillian4) September 28, 2021
There's an epidemic of journalists treating police press releases as if they're fully vetted journalism that can just be passed along without any scrutiny. Someone needs to get to the bottom of this, Jaclyn!
— Tube Amps for Justice, USA (@CuriousAudioUS) September 28, 2021
Wow I can't believe that those clearly labeled products have the damndable marijuana in them! Glad you're reporting this as a story!
— Cooper Lund (@cooperlund) September 28, 2021
Warning. LOOK at your information sources before you consume them. Many places are hiding fear based sensationalism in reporting that looks like the real thing.
— Shannon Wheeler (@MuchCoffee) September 28, 2021
They aren’t “laced” and they aren’t fake candy to trick your kids. Those are edibles. They’re legal in most places. They’re for grown-ups.
And nobody gives their weed away & even if your kid ate a handful, they’d just space out and fall asleep. Can’t hurt them.
— Chris M (@ChrisM_SF) September 28, 2021
I dunno…cheetos edibles sound like a recipe for a pretty serious feedback loop.
— yngve (@Yngve_UT) September 28, 2021
— 🕷BLM Eclipse of Dizzy Moths🕷 (@chromesthesia) September 28, 2021
This stuff is so expensive there's no way anyone would give it to a kid. Every year the media wails about kids getting high, and every year the actual cannabis users remind them that we've got zero reason to coercively dose children with fruit snacks that cost $40
— what (@fluidstatic) September 28, 2021
Madam: it's a big deal when neighbors are generous enough to give out king size chocolate bars. Who TF wants to give away the kind of money shown here?!
— Brielle Claremont (@BrielleClaremo1) September 28, 2021
That little cheetos bag is like $60 bucks. Them kids better give me money
— Stanton Lewis (@maxwell_shaft) September 28, 2021
Let us know the exact addresses and their trick or treat days/times so I absolutely know which houses to stay away from. And also investigate how many times someone could visit said houses in one evening.
— BrianK (@bkallday__) September 28, 2021
No one is giving away their edibles.
— Nik (@Angry_Sociology) September 28, 2021
You expect me to believe that people are giving away hundreds of dollars in edibles as a gag? Either this has to be 0% true or I need to move to Bensalem
— Dan I (@ItsMe_R_D) September 28, 2021
Lmao that's like $100+ in just these two photos, nobody is wasting that kind of money tricking children into getting high. Find some new material you hacks.
— Eliot (@EliotETC) September 28, 2021
Edibles are expensive, they are also explicitly labeled so such mix-ups shouldn't occur, and while it is a vague possibility, that skepticism should be balanced with the fact that it would be prohibitively expensive to do, so most people simply wouldn't be able to do it.
— Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez (@Yawaru) September 28, 2021
No one's giving away expensive edibles. Every year reporters happily parrot the cop's reefer madness nonsense without first applying a shred of common sense.
— Katie (@ktbobaytee) September 28, 2021
Love to buy a $30 bag of gummies to give out to kids because it’s funny to me
— DC Bollard Dad (@wbbbmr) September 28, 2021
No one is giving away their THC candy.
— geekusa1887 (@Geekusa1887) September 28, 2021
Can we have statistics on the amount of times this happened, please?
— Vidalia Bunyan, III (@skuddd) September 28, 2021
y'all really think people are going to be giving out expensive edibles to kids? Maybe we should be warning parents to be on the lookout for fifty dollar bills that could be in their kids' candy stash too 🙄
— Elizabeth Lee 🐱🌼💙 (@ElizabethLeeCo) September 28, 2021
I would love more information on this and how it was relayed to you because I doubt it
— Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com (@SeanRossSapp) September 28, 2021
Yeah please drop off all unwanted space gummies to my house instead for uh, inspection
— Clayton Raines (@CaptainFlowers) September 28, 2021
The Halloween stories are coming out earlier every year.
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 7, 2020
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