YORK COUNTY, SC - Marijuana edibles disguised as popular candy, are now off the street. On November 10th, Deputies responded to the residence on Old Wallace Road in Smyrna, SC to assist the Department of Social Services in an investigation for possible drugs and weapons in the home around multiple children. Deputies received consent to search the home and located large amounts of marijuana.
After a search warrant was obtained deputies located a more than 13 lbs. of marijuana and 14 lbs. of THC gummies candies. Thee gummy candies were disguised with names like Starbuds, Stoner Patch, Trrili Gummy Worms, Skittlez, and Cannaburst Sours. Other THC infused candies were packaged to look like other popular candies.
"These so called candies are packaged to look almost identical to gummies that are sold as candies in the store, but they are loaded with THC," said Sheriff Kevin Tolson. "Thankfully our Deputies were able to get these fake candies seized before they got into the hands of children or shared with other kids."
Deputies arrested and charged Mark Dillon Walker, 21, trafficking marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
All three children in the home were taken into emergency protective custody and placed with DSS care.