Police found close to $1 million worth of meth lollipops in a Houston-area home Tuesday while responding to a possible burglary, reports the Dallas News.
Lieutenant Ruben Diaz said that Harris County sheriff’s deputies told the newspaper they received a call from . a concerned neighbor about a possible burglary at a home in Spring, Texas on Tuesday. When police pulled up to the house, they found a man and a woman packing their car so full of drugs that they were struggling to close the back hatch.
It’s believed that the man and woman stole the drugs from the home. Diaz said police found 600 pounds of meth lollipops in various different shapes from butterflies, flowers, bats to Star Wars characters inside.
Each lollipop is estimated to sell between $20 and $40 on the street.
Diaz said that it appears the drugs disguised as candy were meant to target children, noting that the home is near a school. He also said that even if the drugs weren’t meant for children, it’s possible that they could easily end up in the hands and the mouth of a child.
“And even 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.”
Neither Diaz nor the other investigating officers had seen meth in this form before.
“It’s just bags and bags and bags of what at least appears to be candy lollipops but they all have meth inside.”
The suspects, identified as Evonne Christine Mick, 36, and David Andrew Salinas, 21, both face a charge of possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
Diaz told the Dallas News that Mick and Salinas aren’t suspected of making the meth, though it is believed that the drugs were made in the home.
Mick is believed to have stayed that the home before, and only returned to rob the dealer.
[Feature photo: Harris County Sheriff Department]