It looks like harmless candy, but B.C. RCMP say they've seen a new trend in drug trafficking of gummi bears laced with LSD.
"While the police donít want to create panic, because most persons who would purchase such an item want it for personal use, they do want parents to be aware of the presence of these gummi bears in the Cranbrook area," police said in a release.
Police first became aware of the trend in the spring when, during a drug raid, they discovered a suspicious looking bag of gummi bears. The bears were sent to a lab for testing and results showed they contained Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD).
"LSD is a psychedelic drug, that affects the brain, often causing psychological problems that alter the thinking process. While it is not necessarily addictive, a person who is under the influence of LSD may become irrational and their behaviour can be bizarre," the RCMP said. "Obviously, if a young child were to consume such a gummi bear, the effects could be very dangerous."