Warning: These Are Not Kids' Vitamins

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    The yellow, green and blue bills are shaped like Bart Simpson and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

    Officers seized a handful of illegal drug tablets resembling children's chewable vitamins during a traffic stop in Bedford, police said Wednesday.

    The yellow, green and blue pills, shaped like Bart Simpson and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, are similar to Ecstasy mimic pills the Drug Enforcement Administration said were found in Tulsa, Okla., and Portland, Ore. 

    Tommy McGrue, 22, of Bedford, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and on a warrant from the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department.

    Police stopped the vehicle in the 2600 block of Forest Ridge Drive because of expired tags at about 3:40 p.m. on March 4. The driver, Justin Avery, 20, of Fort Worth, was arrested on traffic warrants.

    About 15 pills were found in a bag that was pushed under a seat in the car, police said.

    Police said a field test indicated that some of the pills contained Ecstasy and others contained different illegal drugs.

    Parents said news of the pills has them ready to talk to their children about the new drugs.

    "Well if they found it, it's here. It's already here," parent Karen Priestner said. "It's just a matter of letting everyone know what it is and the effects it can have."