On June 13, Texas authorities reportedly confiscated about 600 pounds of methamphetamine that had been turned into lollipops. The meth-laced lollipops were found after Spring residents reported a suspected burglary.
When the officers arrived, they found two people attempting to leave the premises with hundreds of the lollipops. They have reportedly loaded up the car to the point that the truck could not be closed. Authorities believe that the residence, which was located near a school, was a place where the meth was manufactured. They reportedly suspected that one of the accused individuals, a 36-year-old man, had been to the house before but was not the one manufacturing the meth. It was believed that he had returned to the house with another individual, identified as a 21-year-old man, to rob it. They were both charged in connection to the case.
Authorities said that whoever was in charge of making the meth was targeting children, as many of the lollipops were molded into a variety of kid-friendly shapes and colors. Even if kids were not being directly targeted, a child could mistake one of the lollipops as regular candy. The meth had a $1 million street value.
The state of Texas is particularly known for aggressively prosecuting drug charges. Depending on the type of drugs and the type of charges a person may be facing, the consequences could range from probation to a lengthy prison sentence. A criminal law attorney may review the case to look for weaknesses or if evidence was mishandled by the authorities or if the search that led to the seizure of the drugs was made without probable cause.
Source: VICE, "Texas Drug Bust Uncovers 600-Pound Load of Meth Lollipops", Drew Schwartz, June 14, 2017