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THC-laced 'Nerds Rope' has police warning parents to check Halloween candy

Each year, parents are told to check their kids' candy after trick-or-treating. Now authorities are telling parents to add a sort of "Nerds" candy to the list.
(Photo: Johnstown Police Department)

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WTHR) — Each year, parents are told to check their kids' candy after trick-or-treating. Now authorities are telling parents to add a sort of "Nerds" candy to the list.

Pennsylvania's Johnstown Police Department said it recently seized packages of some drug-laced "Nerds Rope" during a search warrant. They were edibles containing about 400 mg of THC per each rope.

"During this Halloween, we urge parents to be ever vigilant in checking their children’s candy before allowing them to consume those treats," the department wrote on Facebook. "Drug laced edibles are package [sic] like regular candy and may be hard to distinguish from the real candy."

The Facebook post has been shared more than 1,000 times.