WATERTOWN — The Watertown Police Department would like to notify citizens of the potential for drugs to be either intentionally or accidentally handed out during the upcoming Halloween.
Many “edibles” contain marijuana and THC or can be laced with other narcotics. These edibles can be packaged as lookalikes to common candy brands.
The WPD has not identified any specific threats but notifies citizens due to the emerging popularity of edible narcotics.
When THC is cooked into food, the common strong odor of marijuana is nearly gone.
Common edibles are professionally packaged and can easily be mistaken for regular candy or baked goods.
The DEA noted that marijuana-laced candies sold in packages labeled Munchy Way, 3 Rastateers, Twixed, Keef Kat and Rasta Reese’s had been collected during last Halloween.
For those who choose to participate in Halloween festivities, monitor the candy collected, not only for the common concerns such as razors or foreign objects being added, but also to the candies themselves.
This photo shows images of narcotics in candy provided by the DEA and edibles recently seized by Naugatuck Police.
Those with questions or concerns may call the Watertown Police Department at 860-945-5200 or Water-Oak Crimestoppers at 860-945-9940.