Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department
NARCOTICS DETECTIVES WARN PARENTS ABOUT CANDY LACED WITH MARIJUANA
Who: Captain Ralph Ornelas, Narcotics Bureau, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
What: Captain Ornelas and Narcotics Bureau detectives will display samples of candies, soda, freezer pops and other snack foods containing untested amounts of concentrated marijuana. The items, which were recently seized, were sold at local marijuana dispensaries and other locations. The items were determined to be unlicensed, untested, and improperly labeled to warn consumers of the contents or dosage. Detectives will discuss concerns for public health and safety over the packaging (packaged to attract children and teens), the widely varying drug content and the possible presence of toxins from pesticides and fertilizers. Parents and teachers are encouraged to check Halloween candy and their children’s snack items for indications that they may be packaged in this manner which contains drugs, or in another unfamiliar or tampered manner.
When: Friday, October 29, 2010 at 12:00 P.M.
Where: Sherman Block Sheriff’s Headquarters Building
4700 Ramona Boulevard
Monterey Park, California 91754
For further information, contact Public Information Officer Nicole Nishida at (323) 810-1973 or Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau at (323) 267-4800.
SHB-110M-10 X X X October 28, 2010