Authorities at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) announced the seizure of 12,000 fentanyl pills hidden inside popular candy packaging this week.
The pills were hidden inside Skittles, Sweetarts, and Whoppers packaging. The suspect tried to get away but was later detained by law enforcement.
Confidential CEO Scott H. Silverman appeared on ABC News 10 San Diego and said that it’s part of an alarming trend: fentanyl that either looks like candy or hidden inside popular candy wrappers.
Silverman and officials are urging families to sit down with their kids to discuss the dangerous drug and its many forms.
“Ask your child what are you hearing? What are you seeing on social media?” said Silverman. “We have to really teach our children that when you’re at a party or an environment and something comes in front of you that looks like a pill…you don’t put it in your body. You just don’t put it in your body period.”
Watch the full segment here: ABC News 10 San Diego.