Published: Thu, June 15, 2017
Local | By Ada Griffith

600 pounds of meth 'candy' seized at house in TX

600 pounds of meth 'candy' seized at house in TX

Police said the drugs had a street value of nearly $1 million.

Six hundred pounds of the homemade candy-drug mixture melted into various shapes - including Batman and "Star Wars" figures - were discovered in a Houston home.

Police say 46.2 grams of meth and multiple drug paraphernalia were found at a known drug house, located in the 100 block of Edgewood ...

Harris County detectives arrested Evonne Mick and David Salinas Monday after they allegedly tried to take the drugs from the home. Police believe the candy was meant to be distributed among children. Police found a man and woman putting the candy into a vehicle.

Deputies said there were so numerous lollipops in the suspects' vehicle, they couldn't even close the door. Dallas News reported that depending on size, the estimated street prices for each lollipop ranged from $20 to $40.

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

Diaz said the design of the lollipops had raised concerns that the drug is being marketed to children.

Two people were found leaving a home with the drug-laced lollipops, KPRC reported.

"What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?" a police spokesperson told the newspaper.

The sheriff's office said many questions have yet to be answered as the investigation is still in its early stages and deputies are looking for additional suspects, according to KHOU.

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