Are You Eating Candy or Drugs?

Courtesy of thatsnonsense.com

Courtesy of thatsnonsense.com

“Parents across the country may have been spooked by warnings spread through social media in recent days, raising fears that Ecstasy tablets could be mistaken for brightly colored Halloween candy — potentially putting children at risk.” reported CBS News. Cops have been trying to warn kids and parents to check their candy before eating it.

Ecstasy has been disguised as candy for years and can be mistaken. A police department in Mississippi warned partiers and trick-or-treaters about this issue. The Ecstasy can be shaped as skulls, the superman logo, dice, and more according to KXAN News.

If a child or teen consumes Ecstasy it will send them to the hospital with hallucinations and vicious teeth grinding. If serious enough it can even cause death reported CBS News.

Some believe that one would not attempt to use this drug on children since it is worth hundreds of dollars but it doesn’t hurt to be cautious reported KUTV News.

“If your kids get these for Halloween candy, they ARE NOT CANDY!!! They are the new shapes of ‘Ecstasy’ and can kill kids through overdoses!!! So, check your kid’s candy and ‘When in doubt, Throw it out!!!’ Be safe and always keep the shiny side up!!!'” wrote the Mississippi police department.

To avoid Ectasy or other drugs, always check your candy before eating it, make sure that the candy has not been unwrapped before you eat it, and throw away anything homemade according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

Be sure to stay safe this Halloween and if you get any of these symptoms get to the hospital immediately.  “The drug can also cause a dangerous increase in heart rate and blood pressure, as well as side effects like muscle tension, nausea, blurred vision, faintness, and chills or sweating.” reported CBS News.