12,000 fentanyl pills found in candy boxes

Thousands of fentanyl pills, hidden in candy boxes, were seized at Los Angeles International Airport.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said the pills were seized Wednesday morning when a person tried to go through security with the drugs.

“The boxes of Sweetarts, Skittles and Whoppers were found to contain fentanyl pills, not candy,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Authorities said they found about 12,000 fentanyl pills.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect left after inspecting the candy boxes, but was eventually taken into custody.

As Halloween approaches, the sheriff’s office is reminding parents to check their children’s candy for anything suspicious.

“If you find anything in candy boxes that you believe may be narcotics, do not touch it and notify your local law enforcement agency immediately,” the sheriff’s office said.

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