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$1 million stash of meth lollipops seized

Posted at 12:33 AM, Jun 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-14 00:33:26-04

HARRIS COUNTY, TX (CNN/KTRK) - Designed in kid-friendly shapes, even featuring popular Star Wars characters, the items seized from a home look like tasty treats.  But investigators say they are made of meth. The so-called candy is dangerous and highly addictive.

“It affects the entire community when somebody’s harming children like this,” said  Lt. Ruben Diaz.of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Harris County detectives arrested Evonne Mick and David Salinas Monday after they allegedly tried to take the drugs from the home.

“They put so many narcotics inside the vehicle they were trying to flee in, they couldn’t even close the back hatch to their vehicle,” Diaz said of Mick and Salinas..

Detectives seized about $1 million in meth. They said each lollipop can go from $20 to $40.

Investigators believe the meth was being manufactured in the home, but there’s no telling how far it was supposed to be distributed.

“If they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood? A child picking them up is going to see them and think it’s regular candy,” Diaz said.

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