Drugs in your kid's Halloween candy? Expense suggests why it's not likely

The NJ Poison Control Center has issued its annual warning to parents.

Kim Glovas
October 22, 2018 - 3:56 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With Halloween approaching, the specter of someone putting drugs into the treats has been resurrected, but is it true?

The New Jersey Poison Information and Education System has issued its annual warning to parents that they should be vigilant about what their kids bring home.

This year, the fear is that marijuana laced candy will surface, but the NJPIES's Bruce Ruck admits, it has never been reported in the Garden State.

"In other states, I am hearing from my colleagues, it does happen," he said, "maybe not necessarily at Halloween because in other states it's only happening recently."

But imagine the expense?

A cursory check of edibles online shows one marijuana candy bar costs $18. A bag of five gummy bear edibles is $15.

So to hand out edible gummy bears to 15 kids would cost $225.