Police find nearly $1 million worth of meth disguised as lollipops

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Investigators believe the lollipops were made to target children

Updated 4:42 pm, Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Police responding to a burglary call on Monday discovered nearly $1 million worth of methamphetamine in the shape of “Star Wars” and “Batman” lollipops.   

Ruben Diaz with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office said on Tuesday that deputies had apprehended two people at the house shortly after the call. Diaz said the pair were found with a large amount of narcotics inside of their vehicle.

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The lollipops in shape of popular character designs were also found at the scene. 

“What if one of these lollipops were dropped in a neighborhood and a child picked it up?” Diaz said.

“We found the amount of drugs seized from this house was nearly a million dollars in street value.”

Diaz said he and his investigators have never seen meth turned into lollipops before. He estimates the lollipops sell for $20 to $40 each.

Police are investigating the scope of the suspected meth operation and if the lollipops are sold outside of Harris County. 

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“It affects the entire community when they’re targeting kids like this,” Diaz said.

Diaz didn’t identify the location of the home or the suspects.

Arrest photos of Evonne Mick, 38, and David Salinas, 26, were included in the sheriff’s office release of the drugs recovered from the house.  Both are charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. 

Anyone who comes across a suspected lollipop made of meth or other suspicious activity is encouraged to contact the sheriff’s office at 713-221-6000. 

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