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    Thursday, July 13, 2017

    LOOK: Man arrested for selling marijuana-laced candies in Laguna

    In a joint operation conducted by Laguna SWAT and Laguna Provincial Intelligence Branch (PIB), authorities were able to arrest a man held guilty for selling marijuana disguised as chocolate candies among students who consume them inside classrooms.

    The said product sometimes disguised as marijuana laced gelatin gummy bears and bite-sized chocolates are sold at P500 each.

    The suspect, who was identified as Bobby Babcock, was caught by the authorities in an exclusive subdivision in San Pedro, Laguna after an informant revealed the peculiar modus.

    “Ang bata ang target nila, [mga] estudyante. Lalo na ngayon pasukan,” claimed the provincial director of Laguna police, Senior Superintendent Cecilio Ison.

    Ison also emphasized the new modus claiming that because of its deceptive nature, no one would actually think that the product would contain illegal drugs as a component.

    “Dahil in the form sila ng chocolate, sa ordinary ‘kala mo ordinaryong chocolate lang, may hulmahan pa. Yun pala ito, product na ng marijuana, galling sa hash,” Ison added.

    The suspect who is bound to face criminal charges for drug-related violations, claimed the health benefits of marijuana.

    “Naniniwala ako sa health benefits na binibigay nito [referring to marijuana] sa tao,” said Babcock in an interview with the reporters.

    The 31 year-old Babcock was caught together with hash and marijuana amounting to approximately P350,000 and several paraphernalia like glass pipes, microwave oven, gas chamber and molding designs.

    Meanwhile, CALABARZON police regional director, Chief Superintendent Ma. O Ranada Aplasca also commented on the issue.

    “This is a the very first time that we encounter this kind of drugs. Aggressively we want to disseminate this to the rest of CALABARZON and we will conduct an extensive public information drive particularly targeting our schools, the youth sector para po matulungan natin sila, para po maiwasan itong illegal drugs,” Aplasca affirmed.

    Source: GMA News

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