Drug smuggling has gone to new creative lengths when authorities in Canada found gummy bear candy laced with the drug LSD.
Police in Cranbrook, British Columbia, say that this new drug smuggling trend was discovered last spring when they found a suspicious bag of gummy bears during a drug raid, according to Canoe.ca . The candy was found in an odd place, which prodded officials to get the gummy bears tested.
CTV News reported that the bears were sent to a lab, and LSD, also known as Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, was confirmed to be present.
Police said in a statement, "While the police don't want to create panic, because most persons who would purchase such an item want it for personal use, they do want parents to be aware of the presence of these gummy bears in the Cranbrook area," Canoe.ca reported.
LSD affects a persons thoughts, vision and who they think they are; however, the drug is not addictive, CTV News detailed. The dangerous affects on a child are a different story.
Cpl. Chris Faulker said, "Obviously if a young child were to consume such a gummy bear the effects could be very dangerous."
Faulkner doesn't want to spread widespread panic, but believes parents needed to be made aware.
Creative drug smuggling is often the result of drug dealers becoming desperate; LSD laced gummy bears is just one of the few resourceful ways smugglers have used.
E-List Mania described one of the most creative ways cocaine was attempted to be smuggled when police in Texas found a Pringles chip can filled with "slices" of cocaine. The smugglers had sliced sheets of cocaine to look like a chip and then placed it in the can.
In another case from 2007, a package from Peru filled with dead beetles that were stuffed with cocaine was found by custom officials in Amsterdam ’ over $11,000 worth.