QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – State Police and Warren County Sheriff’s deputies arrested three men after an investigation found them to be selling marijuana and THC-laced candy.
Alexander Reynolds, 20, of Glens Falls, was arrested for Criminal Sale of Marijuana in the Third Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Fourth and Fifth Degree and Resisting Arrest.
“We’re seeing THC levels exceeding 25 percent in some of these cases,” Lt. Steven Stockdale with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office said. “To give you a basis in comparison most of the street level marijuana that’s outdoors grows three to four percent. So this is some powerful stuff.”
Reynolds was then also charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, Criminal Possession of Marijuana in the Second Degree and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.
Police continued their investigation, which led to the arrest of Glens Falls resident John Dobbs, 24, after more THC-laced candy was located at his residence.
Authorities believe the men illegally shipped the candies from out of state. Now police are familiarizing themselves with the form of THC found in the candies because they look so much like the real thing.
“It was here for the purposes of distribution,” Lt. Stockdale said. “Whether it was being given away or sold and even someone being careless and leaving it around, if a kid sees it, they’re certainly going to ingest it.”
Police said they have reason to believe this was not the first time the marijuana candies have been illegally shipped to the Capital Region.
Because Halloween is two weeks away, police advise parents to read the product description to ensure your child’s candy is actually candy.