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Marijuana that looks like candy found in Fargo

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - A big concern for parents and police in Fargo Friday night...

Professionally made marijuana candy made in Colorado is making its way into the Red River Valley.


On Thursday police had a search warrant for an apartment on the 25-hundred block of Villa Drive in Fargo.

They found normal marijuana, paraphernalia and the weed candy and arrested 30-year-old Megan Viestenz.

Just looking at these marijuana candies they are identical to actual candy you'd buy in a grocery store.

And if a child were to find these the big concern is that they'd likely try to eat them.

Lt. Joel Vettel/ Fargo Police Department: “We do see often times something that's a homemade version of that. This, what was unusual is that this was very professionally done.”

The effects of other states around the country legalizing medical marijuana are starting to creep into our homes. On Thursday police found these professionally made weed candies during a search warrant.

Vettel: “It would be very difficult for law enforcement or even anyone to recognize that somebody was standing right in front of them and taking some sort of narcotics.”

They come in all different kinds to resemble candy you'd find in a store. From these peach flavored gummies, to suckers, to gumballs and more. You can even shop online for them.

Vettel: “A small child could mistake it for a real piece of candy.”

Fargo police say parents shouldn't panic, but more, be aware and keep an eye out.

Vettel: “We're going to see more and more of it just based on the fact that we have a state that's relatively close that does have to an extent legalized medical marijuana.”

Another concern with these candies is that they'll be even more prevalent now that Minnesota has decided to legalize medical marijuana.

Amy Unrau
Amy is proud to be a Red River Valley native and cover stories that matter to her community. She was raised in Hallock, Minnesota and received her degree at the University of North Dakota where she participated in the student run TV show Studio One. In college, Amy met her husband, WDAY’s Jody Norstedt, while interning at WDAZ in Grand Forks. She started at WDAY in April 2014 and is currently a weekend anchor and producer, as well as a reporter. Have a news idea? Amy would love to share your story or investigate an issue you’re concerned about.