Two suspects in Texas were apparently hoping to find suckers for meth, as authorities seized nearly $1 million worth of the drug in the form of lollipops in the shape of Star Wars characters, butterflies and flowers.
Officers responding to a report of a possible burglary in Spring on Tuesday led to the seizure of nearly 600 pounds of meth pops with an approximate street value close to $1,000,000. And whoever designed the candy apparently intended the lollipops to be distributed among children or sold to youngsters, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Lt. Ruben Diaz told the Dallas Morning News the lollipops were formed in shapes of flowers, butterflies and bats. Other photos on the department’s Facebook page included candy shaped like Star Wars characters like Yoda and R2-D2.
Each lollipop was estimated to sell for up to $40 on the street and they were apparently designed with child in mind, Diaz said.
“And even if they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood?” Diaz said. “A child picking them up is going to see them and think it’s regular candy.”
Seeing meth manufactured in the form of lollipops is a first for Diaz and other investigators in the department.
Two people were arrested on charges of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance in connection to the discovery, KIAH reports. They were identified as Evonne Christine Mack, 36, and David Andrew Salinas, 21.
Investigators believe Mack may have lived at the home prior to the bust and returned to burglarize the residence and steal the drug-laced candies, according to the station.