$1M worth of meth lollipops seized in Texas

Harris County investigators have seized $1 million worth of meth in kid friendly packaging.

The Harris County Sheriff's office posted photos of the lollipops on Facebook, warning residents that they may have been meant to target children or young people.

The bust came about after a neighbor called police reporting what they believed to be a burglary in progress, CNN reported.

Police arrested two suspects when they attempted to take the candy from a home.

The lollipops amounted to $1 million and were meant to be sold among children, Harris County officials said.

Deputies said there were so numerous lollipops in the suspects' auto, they couldn't even close the door. But investigators say they are made of meth.

Two people in Texas have been arrested in connection to the burglary of an alleged meth dealer's home filled with drug-laced sweets, authorities said.

Sgt. Cedrick Collier told reporters the drugs were being manufactured inside the house.

"And even if they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood".

The two suspects in the incident, Salinas and Mick, were arrested and are now facing charges of possession with intent to deliver or manufacture a controlled substance. "It was evident they were making these in the kitchen", he explained. "It hits home and affects the entire community when someone is targeting children like this", he said.

According to KIAH, police are still searching for additional suspects.

  • Larry Hoffman