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Police find marijuana candy in San Antonio on Halloween

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San Antonio police have arrested two people who are accused of infusing lollipops and gummy bears with marijuana.

Richard Garcia Castillo, 41, and Belinda Garza, 39, who live together in a home on the East Side, are alleged to have put THC, the mind-altering ingredient found in the cannabis plant, in the candy.

SAPD officer Douglas Greene said detectives with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area unit were able to find info that Castillo and Garza may have been growing marijuana in their home in the 200 block of G Street.

“In the course of executing the search warrant, detectives noticed a lot of candy, and equipment used to mold candy,” Greene said.

Investigators say they found 630 grams of candy in their vehicle, and another 128 grams in their kitchen.

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“The officers had to test all of the candy, check with the District Attorney’s office, and send that candy off for further testing with the Department of Public Safety,” Greene said, adding that when the drugs were confirmed, officers were able to place warrants on Castillo and Garza.

Although the incident occurred close to Halloween, Greene said police were unable to prove if the two intended to distribute the candy Friday night.

No reports have been found anywhere of children receiving cannabis infused candy, even in the legal marijuana states of Colorado and Washington.

Garza and Castillo were both later released from the Bexar County Jail on $10,000 bail.

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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