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Authorities in Georgia are issuing a warning to parents and all concerned related to a recent arrest and their startling discovery that a man may have been trying to sell illicit sweets to kids after they found a trunk full of drug-laced candy in his possession.
The suspect has been identified as Lief Ervin and jail records show he is facing a dozen charges for possession of marijuana and intent to distribute.
The arrest has been a result of nothing but fortunate accident, when a member of the law enforcement happened to be at the right place at the right time. An agent with the Department of Revenue was on business at a local strip mall on cobb Parkway South when he smelled marijuana.
A police report says that the agent whose suspicions were raised then walked over to where the smell of marijuana was coming from and he reached a car and “observed marijuana and a digital scale lying in the truck that Ervin was reaching into.”
The agent then discovered pot-laced snacks that looks like Cheetos, Goldfish and gummy bears along with pipes, cash and a loaded gun.
Chuck McPhilamy from the Marietta Police Department said: “Packages that included the name brands you would associate with Cheetos, with Reese’s Pieces with Lemonheads with Sour Patch Kids. Very concerning to me as a parent that they were made to look like candy.”
Neighboring tenants shared to the authorities that Ervin works at Executive Cuts Barbershop.
More troubling thing is according to court records, this is not the first time that the suspect got involved in a crime. Ervin is a convicted felon, that is why his bond was set at $70,000. Ervin was previously convicted of a robbery in New York City.