Bad candy

By: Teddy Safo Email
By: Teddy Safo Email

MADILL -- A potentially fatal drug is being made to look like candy, and dealers are targeting kids.

Now local school officials are keeping a close eye out for any signs of this drug in our community.

It’s being made to look and taste just like candy, but its not.

What’s being called strawberry "quick" is actually a dangerous drug.

Drug dealers are targeting school age children by adding strawberry flavors to methamphetamine, and it doesn’t stop there.

Kids are easily fooled by the drug's appearance because it looks and tastes like a popular candy- ‘pop rocks’.

There are also chocolate, peanut butter, and even orange flavors.

Larger cities have been on the lookout. Even though it has not been here locally, law enforcement and school officials plan to keep an eye out for the very deceptive and dangerous drug

"I have heard chocolate flavored, mixing it with Coca-Cola , and it’s just as deadly as your regular meth if not more so. Because if the kids think they are eating candy, they are going to take more, and it could result in death," said chief Danny Westbrook of the Madill Schools Campus Police.

Meth use can lead to sleep deprivation and paranoia. It can also be fatal.

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  • by donna Location: oklahoma on May 21, 2007 at 07:14 PM
    drug dealers should be hung
  • by Maisa Location: Sherman on May 20, 2007 at 07:01 PM
    There are so many new ways people are makeing these drugs. I work at a car wash here in sherman and there are so many people that are talking about this new drug.(Candy)It may look like candy and they say it taste like candy but it can harm you in minutes of tasteing it. It is the name that sells itself so many kids think that it is the real thing that they are quick to buy and use is just like when some one offers candy to kids to perswy them to do some thing know us as parents have to watch out what any person around you gives your kids due to the fact that it could be this new drug and they may not be aware that it is a drug. So parents all around should be aware of what there kids are eating and if it is store bought Candy....
  • by Texoma Location: GC on May 20, 2007 at 09:43 AM
    I wonder what flavor the dentist was using?
  • by Shawna Location: Denison on May 16, 2007 at 07:36 AM
    It is in Denison. And there are kids at my school that are on it.
  • by CJ Location: Oklahoma on May 15, 2007 at 06:58 AM
    I feel like we need to keep our kids as informed as the news keeps us. We need to talk to our kids more about the dangers out there. Always leave the door open so your keeps can talk to you about anything. That is the only way we know what is really going on. I talk to my kids all the time about drugs and other stuff. The drug deals are looking for kids that are nieve and so many kids are these days about the dangers of drugs or driving that can kill them.
  • by Robin Location: Denison on May 11, 2007 at 06:41 AM
    When we moved here with 3 young children eighteen years ago, we were told by many in the community that there was not a problem here with drugs or alcohol in the schools. Just because you don't see it, doesn't mean it's not here. The kids have a truly astonishing communication network, are very savvy, street smart and they know what's available out there. And, they know how to hide it from you. Never assume that your child 'would never do that', chances are that about the time you're saying it, they are doing it. Talk to your kids, ask questions, ask them to help educate you about drugs, treat them with respect and pray hard. Kids are smart and well-behaved for the most part, but like all of us, are occasionally tempted.
  • by me Location: here on May 10, 2007 at 11:05 PM have got to be kidding me..some of these comments are crazy..some people act as if they have never been subjected to drugs before..I am the proud parent of 2 great kids and I get more information about drugs from my kids than I do the media..I bet if you would just ask your kids about some of the things they hear and see you just might be in for a surprise to find they know so much about what it looks like, smells like, taste like and what effects it does to a person..Meth is a very dangerous drug but as much as we would like it for it to disappear...I am afraid it will be around forever..nothing we do is ever enough all we can do is the best we can to keep our children on the right path of life and away from drugs.
  • by cj Location: OK on May 10, 2007 at 05:33 PM
    Only one person really sees this problem in proper prospective, as near as I can see. People can be mad at the drug dealers all they want, but where is our law enforcement and what are they doing to stop this. Parents should be irrate, the whole community and country should be irrate that drugs so freely exist in our country. I am of the firm belief that until the law enforcement of this country, wants drugs to be gone, they will still be here. People, you elect the officials in this country and your passivity is a direct reflection of this countries turmoils. Pay attention! Go to the polls and become educated with your surroundings.
  • by JC Location: Denison on May 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM
    "There is no doubt that meth is a very dangerous drug, but I don't think that this new flavored meth is necessarily an indication that dealers are attempting to market to children." This is very naive. Of course they market to children, building a customer base. Anybody addicted will find a means to pay for it, legal or otherwise, and the "payment" isn't always in cash. Coming next to this area will be "cheese" a mix of heroin and cold medication making it's way through middle schools in the Dallas area-marketed to children.
  • by KXII Webmaster Location: Sherman on May 10, 2007 at 11:29 AM
    To 'KK': The station and do not post comments that report items we have not reported. I forwarded your comments to be looked into. Thanks for commenting.
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