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Professionally Made Marijuana Candy Found In Fargo

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There’s a new concern for parents and police in Fargo. 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 2500 block of Villa Drive in Fargo. They found normal marijuana, paraphernalia and the weed candy. They also arrested 30-year-old Megan Viestenz. Police are now concerned the candy might end up in the wrong hands.

Lt. Joel Vettel with the Fargo Police Department says, “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.

Lt. Vettel says, “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 any store, from gummies, to suckers, to gumballs and more. You can even shop online for them.

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

Police say parents shouldn't panic, but instead, be aware and keep an eye out.

Lt. Vettel says, “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 for the Fargo Police Department 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 WDAY'Z Xtra News at Nine's anchor and producer. Have a news idea? Amy would love to share your story or investigate an issue you’re concerned about.

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