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Candy shaped meth 'concerning'

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-(6/15/17) A shocking discovery by a Texas Police Department is leaving parents across the country concerned. Police in Spring, Texas have seized more than one million dollars in meth candy, all in kid friendly shapes.

The estimated 600 pounds of candy were shaped like Star Wars characters, butterflies and lollipops.

Police found the drugs stuffed inside a car while responding to a burglary Monday afternoon. Investigators say Evonne Mick and David Salinas stole the drugs from the home.

Police are concerned that even if the meth wasn't sold to children, they still might find it and use it by accident. "If they were not sold directly to a child, what if these lollipops were dropped anywhere in the neighborhood. A child picking them up would see it and think it's regular candy," said Lt. Ruben Diaz with the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

The Springfield Police Department says that even though candy meth hasn't been a problem here in the Ozarks, parents should never allow their children to eat homemade candy unless they know who made it.

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