Texas police seize $1 million of meth sweets in Texas. Diaz asked reporters. "We found the amount of drugs seized from this house was almost a million dollars in street value". But investigators say they are made of meth.
Police say 46.2 grams of meth and multiple drug paraphernalia were found at a known drug house, located in the 100 block of Edgewood Dr.in ...
Deputies were responding to a call Monday about a burglary to a home in Spring when they discovered the drugs. Diaz said police found 600 pounds of meth lollipops in various different shapes from butterflies, flowers, bats to Star Wars characters inside.
"They had so many narcotics in their vehicle they couldn't close the back hatch of the auto they were trying to flee in", said Lt. Ruben Diaz during a press conference Tuesday, putting a street value of close to $1 million on the drugs.
Lt. Diaz concluded the drugs are being marketed to children.
Mick was charged with possession of a controlled substance. He said that the lollipops could sell for $20 to $40 each, adding "It hits home and affects the entire community when someone is targeting children like this". They were identified as Evonne Christine Mack, 36, and David Andrew Salinas, 21. "A child picking them up is going to see them and think it's regular candy", Diaz said.
"What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?" a police spokesperson told the newspaper.
Investigators believe the meth and lollipops were manufactured inside this home and are now investigating the scope of the twisted operation.
According to KIAH, police are still searching for additional suspects.