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Greenfield police warn parents of drug-laced ‘Sweet Tarts' candies

Posted at 9:19 PM, May 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-16 09:30:38-04

UPDATE: Police have arrested 30-year-old Jeramie Smith.

GREENFIELD, Ind. – Detectives in Greenfield discovered more than 100 “Sweet Tarts” drugs last week and want to warn parents of their danger.

Police said the “Sweet Tarts” look-a-likes are laced with drugs – anything from xanax to heroin. The department encourages parents to speak with their children about the dangers of the drug.

In late April, Bartholomew County authorities warned parents about drug-laced "Xanie Tarts" that had become popular among high school students.

The drug is made by lacing Sweet Tarts candies with Xanax, a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety disorders.

Side effects of Xanax include drowsiness, slurred speech, memory problems and feeling anxious.

If you have come across any of the “sweet tarts,” call Greenfield police at (317) 477-4410. 

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