Meth Lollipops Worth $1M Found in Houston-area Home

Close to $1 million worth of meth in the form of colorful lollipops was seized Tuesday from a Houston-area home, officials said. Harris County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in Spring after neighbors reported a possible burglary. When they arrived they found a man and a woman who had packed their vehicle so full of drugs that they couldn't close the back hatch, narcotics Lt. Ruben Diaz said. The deputies believed the drugs had been taken from the house where the reported burglary was taking place. Inside, they found 600 pounds of meth pops in the shape of butterflies, flowers, Star Wars characters and the Batman logo, Diaz said. Each lollipop was estimated to sell on the street for $20 to $40, he said. The designs appeared to target children, Diaz said, adding that the home was near a school. "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," he said.  Continue reading...

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