Gummy candy infused with marijuana found in Orangeburg County

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WOLO) — Orangeburg County Sheriff‘s K-9 units last week seized what is believed to be two pounds of marijuana, nearly $11,000 in US currency, and several bagged marijuana candies labeled Gummiez, an apparent knock off of Gummy Bears. Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said that marijuana-infused products that appear to be genuine candy have been discovered in the county. Sheriff Ravenell is cautioning parents to be vigilant as “I‘m speaking directly to parents – we need to pay close attention to the candy our children are in contact with and are consuming,” the sheriff said. “These candy look-alike products that contain marijuana are professionally packaged and appear very similar to candy products found in any legitimate business.” Two Orangeburg men were arrested and charged with drug-related charges in connection with the seizure. Ravenell said the marijuana candy is believed to have played at least a part in one teen leaping to his death at a hotel. If anyone has any questions or is suspicious of any candy products in possession of their children, confiscate that product and call the OCSO at 803-534-3550.

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