Authorities warn of rainbow fentanyl in Halloween candy boxes and toys

ORLANDO, Fla. — With Halloween around the corner, the Drug Enforcement Administration is warning parents to be aware of what is in their children’s Halloween candy.


Law enforcement officers said that they have discovered rainbow fentanyl is being laced in toy and candy boxes.

Fentanyl is a highly lethal synthetic opioid and just 2 milligrams can be deadly, as shown in data by the DEA.

The DEA said that law enforcement has seized nearly 85 pounds of fentanyl in Florida just in the last month, which is enough to kill everyone in 66 of Florida’s 67 counties.

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The DEA said it found about 15,000 colored-fentanyl pills in Nerds candy boxes and Skittles candy bags, as well as another 15,000 pills in Lego toy boxes — all within the last month at an airport.

Officials such as Attorney General Ashley Moody are urging parents to inspect all Halloween candy and throw away anything that has already been opened or tampered with.

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