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Frankfort Drug Bust Includes Xanax-Laced Gummy Worms

Posted at 9:41 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 18:21:29-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Franklin County Sheriff’s officials made a drug bust that included marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, pills and Xanax-laced gummy worm candies.

Deputies executed a drug-related search warrant Sunday at a residence on Coolbrook Drive in the Coolbrook subdivision off of Evergreen Road.

The sheriff called the discovery of the drug-laced candy “troubling.”

“We have encountered “Gummies” soaked in liquid THC (marijuana) but never Xanax. These Xanax laced items are considerably more dangerous and unpredictable to consume than THC “Gummies”. “Gummies” and THC vape pens have become increasingly more common in Franklin County. These “Gummies” and vape pens contain liquid THC and are very potent and mind-altering,” reads a post to the sheriff’s Facebook page.

Officials didn’t identify anyone arrested in the case.