6 ill, 3 arrested due to drug-laced gummy bears in Alabama

The teens, aged 14 to 17, are charged with distribution of controlled substance

IRVINGTON, Alabama (WKRG) - Three teens have been arrested after six high school students consumed drug-laced gummy bears and were sent to the hospital.

The teens, aged 14 to 17, are charged with distribution of a controlled substance.  The gummy bears are believed to have been laced with drugs, however it’s unclear which drug specifically at this time.

The Mobile County Public School System confirms to our sister station News 5 WKRG that six Alma Bryant High School students are being treated at a local hospital after a teacher noticed the students behaving in a strange manner.

Rena Philips, a spokesperson for the school system, says a teacher noticed the students appeared to be “loopy.” Officials say out of precaution they were transported for treatment and evaluation.
A News 5 WKRG viewer sent in video showing police, fire and an ambulance respond to the school.

The three arrested teens are not being identified.

Our sister station, News 5 WKRG, brought you a special report called "Candy Rush” about the increasing trend of drugs being disguised as candy to appear more appealing to children.


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