Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops

Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops

Texas police seize 600 pounds of meth-laced lollipops

(CNN) - Police investigating a reported burglary have seized nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamine-laced lollipops.

The lollipops amounted to $1 million and were meant to be sold among children, Harris County officials said.

Sheriff's Lt. Ruben Diaz tells Houston television station KTRK investigators donned hazardous material suits to clear the home because they didn't want to breathe the chemical vapors inside.

When they arrived they apprehended two people at the scene and discovered a large quantity of drugs inside their vehicle, the Houston Chronicle reported. "It appears the candy was meant to be distributed among children and/or sold to juveniles". Diaz said police found 600 pounds of meth lollipops in various different shapes from butterflies, flowers, bats to Star Wars characters inside. The suspects could not even close the vehicle's trunk they attempted to flee due to the amount of candy inside. "It's very very risky", said Lt. Diaz.

"What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?"

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Both are charged with drug offenses.

Deputies said the seizure happened near a school and fear these drugs are targeted towards children.

Evonne Christine Mick, 36, and David Salinas were arrested after residents of the Colony Creek subdivision reported a burglary in progress at a home in the 9200 block of Wallingham Drive to authorities. He said that the lollipops could sell for $20 to $40 each, adding "It hits home and affects the entire community when someone is targeting children like this".

Investigators believe the meth was being manufactured in the home, but there's no telling how far it was supposed to be distributed.

The investigation continues as deputies believe other suspects are involved.

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