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Drug-Laced Candy Seized From College Apartment, Police Say

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WEST CHESTER, Pa. -

More than 40 pounds of candy laced with THC has been seized from an apartment on a local college campus, authorities said Monday.

The candy was taken from an apartment on the 800 block of South New Street on West Chester University's South Campus

The seizure was announced by the Chester County District Attorney's Office in a news release.

"With Halloween just around the corner, the last thing we want to see is drug-laced candy hitting the streets," Chief Deputy District Attorney Patrick Carmody was quoted as saying in the release. "This was good work by the police to pick off this load of drugs before it went to college students or kids."

The campus police chief says West Chester University "takes drug use and drug distribution very seriously," adding that he's proud of the work his officers did in finding and taking the drugs.

According to officials, the investigation started when police found several university students in a car on campus. The smell of marijuana was coming from the car, they say, and questioning the occupants led investigators to the South New Street apartment.

Officials say the candies were in sizes ranging from small, hard pieces to those the size of a small orange, and they were wrapped in groups of plastic bags for easier sale and distribution.

Being laced with THC means the candy contained the active chemical ingredient from marijuana.

Law enforcement said this is an ongoing drug investigation, and anyone with information should contact the West Chester University Police Department or the Chester County Detectives at 610-692-5100.

"This appears to be an isolated incident, and we have seized all of the drugs involved," Carmody said. "But it is a good time to remind parents to check the candy collected by their children during the Halloween and to discard anything that looks suspicious. We want all of our kids to stay safe."

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