Meth Pills Are Being Made To 'Look Like Sweets' Ahead Of Halloween

Police have issued a warning to parents to check their kids' trick-or-treat goodie bags after reports that methamphetamine pills have been given out resembling regular sweets.

Credit: Dublin Police Department
Credit: Dublin Police Department

The Dublin Police Department, in the US state of Georgia, didn't specify which sweets the pills are supposed to resemble, but people have commented they look like 'Sweet Tarts', a popular sugary snack across the Atlantic.

It has yet to be disclosed by police how they came by the knowledge of the pills, but they did say they come in a variety of shapes - including stars, circles and hearts - and they posted a picture showing the different vibrant colours the pills have been seen in.

In a post they also said the pills had been stamped like candy so to go undetected - they said: "Officers of the Dublin Police Department seized illegal drugs that had the appearance of some popular children's candy.

"While it is not a custom of drug dealers to target children, officers of the department took the initiative to send out a public awareness announcement in order to educate our community as to the existence of this type of drug and its resemblance to children's candy.

"The drug tested positive for methamphetamine. The accidental ingestion of methamphetamine pills or MDMA (Ecstasy) pills by children presents a serious risk."

The department added: "A few reasons that illegal drug dealers 'stamp' or form their pills to look like candy is to evade detection by law enforcement or allow drug users to possess and use the drugs with a deceased fear of detection."

They said although it's rare for kids to come in to contact with illegal drugs, there have been incidents and they, of course, do not want this repeated.

Meanwhile, police in the UK have also issued Halloween warnings - about an expected rise in 'killer clowns' out to scare the public.

According to the Mirror there have been multiple reports of clowns terrorising innocent victims with police seeing a sharp rise in calls involving the creepy characters.

According to reports on Bristol Live a man was spotted dressed as the murderous Pennywise - from the horror movie IT - and targeted a group of teenage girls, chasing them through a park.

The incident was reported on a local Facebook group by a woman who said she knew one of the girls' parents.

She said: "The girls were frightened, screamed and ran. The person got up and chased them from Kingsgate to the One Stop near the common, laughing.

"This is an absolutely awful thing to do to teenage girls. My friend's daughter is shaking with fear."

Featured Image Credit: Dublin Police Department

Rachael Grealish

Rachael is a NCTJ qualified journalist from West Cumbria, with a passion for news, features and journalism. Outside of work Rachael loves plenty of coffee, running and reading.

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