$1M in meth-laced lollipops seized in Houston

  • $1M in meth-laced lollipops seized in Houston

$1M in meth-laced lollipops seized in Houston

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.

When Houston police showed up to investigate a report of a home burglary, they likely weren't expecting to find two people attempting to flee the scene in a vehicle overstuffed with 600 pounds of methamphetamine-laced lollipops. Both suspects, Evonne Mick, and David Salinas, have been charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Deputies said there were so numerous lollipops in the suspects' auto, they couldn't even close the door.

"I don't believe these two people were the actual people making them", a HCSO official said. The street value of the total haul would be near $1 million, police said. And whoever designed the candy apparently intended the lollipops to be distributed among children or sold to youngsters, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

"What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?" They said each lollipop can go from $20 to $40. Knowing the drugs were inside, officers speculate the suspects returned to burglarize the house and steal the sweets inside. "It hits home and affects the entire community when someone is targeting children like this", Lt. Ruben Diaz said in a press conference.

Deputies are searching for more suspects in the case.