• Police find gummy bears laced with THC during traffic stop

    By: Tony Thomas

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    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Gwinnett County said they found gummy bears laced with THC during a traffic stop.

    An officer pulled over a driver for a traffic violation Friday on Bartlett Shoals Road and said he quickly suspected that something was wrong.

    “That’s when the driver said, free-willing, that he didn’t have anything to hide and he wasn’t impaired,” Gwinnett police Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

    The officer searched the car said he found a pile of marijuana in jars with the words “Thank You” on top and three packages of THC-infused gummy bears. The packaging is from a company called Edipure.

    Michael Tarver, 33, was booked into jail on a charge of intent to distribute.


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    Police are worried about who could have ended up with the altered candy.

    “We don’t want teenagers or young kids coming home with these gummy bears and parents not knowing exactly what they are,” Pihera said. “Just be very cautious of any gummy bears coming home.”

    Tyrone Rice, a father of five, said he’s never heard of THC-laced gummy bears before and doesn’t want it around his kids.

    “I grew up as an '80s baby, so gummy bears are very special to us, so that’s absolutely unbelievable,” he said.

    Police said they found about 40-50 altered gummy bears during the traffic stop.

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