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Police warn parents about methamphetamine pills resembling candy

Police warn parents about methamphetamine pills resembling candy
Posted at 3:11 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-12 15:11:31-04

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WTXL) — A police department in the Florida Panhandle is warning parents about methamphetamine pills that resemble candy.

According to the Panama City Police Department, they've seized approximately 240 grams, or just over half a pound, of manufactured methamphetamine pills that resemble candy over the last few weeks.

The pills seized carry a street value of approximately $24,000.

Police say the pills are multi-colored and have different emblems printed on them related to cartoon characters and superheroes.

While the pills appear to be kid-friendly, the drugs pose a serious danger if ingested by children.

"Although the methamphetamine pills appear to be kid-friendly, it is more likely the pills are designed to evade law enforcement detection," police wrote in a release posted to Facebook.

For that reason, the department says parents should stay alert and attentive to anything similar found in your child’s possession.

If you notice any changes in your child’s behavior, police say you should contact a medical provider. If you find items matching those depicted above, you are asked to contact your local law enforcement agency.

If you have information in reference to the pills, you are asked to please contact the Panama City Police Department, 850-872-3100, or you can report your tips anonymously via smartphone by downloading the “Panama City PD” Tip411 app.