New York police issue warning after heroin is found disguised as sweet tarts

Drug dealers are always finding new and clever ways to disguise their illicit product, but they often take it too far. Recently the Elmira police department in upstate New York found heroin and Xanax created to look like sweet tarts. This is a danger to children that may innocently mistake these drugs for candy and it can have a deadly outcome. New York police have issued a warning to parents and everyone in the community to be vigilant as heroin disguised as sweet tarts and candy is being found across New York.
With heroin addiction at an all-time high in Long Island and across the state, more and more people are becoming addicted.

The candy-like drug tablets found in the Elmira area are nearly identical replicas of the popular sweet tarts candy. These drugs even have the branded “S” on the tablets and can fool anyone, especially young children. Spectrum News reports that police are urging anyone who comes across these dangerous pills to refrain from even touching them. Some tablets have been reported to contain fentanyl, a narcotic that is 50 to 100 times stronger than heroin. So far there are no reported casualties directly linked to these candy-like tablets but law enforcement is on high alert. If you or your children come in contact with Xanax, fentanyl, or heroin disguised as sweet tarts or candy, please contact emergency services immediately.

Many people who develop a substance use disorder find it very difficult to stop using without professional help. If you or a loved one are looking for a detox, inpatient rehab, intervention, or outpatient program, our addiction resource center can help.

Long Island Interventions provides an opportunity for those struggling with substance abuse to recover safely. We believe in programs that are solution-focused and evidence-based and our recovery advocates have decades of combined experience.

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