BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama — Three Alabama teenagers have been arrested for handing out meth amphetamine-laced gummy candies to classmates, sending six people to the hospital, police said.
The six students at Alma Bryant High School — five girls and a boy between the ages of 15 and 17 — were hospitalized Thursday after a teacher noticed they were acting “loopy,” and showing signs of mood swings, lethargy and elevated heart rates, according to WALA-TV.
The teens didn’t suffer any long term injuries, authorities said.
Investigators said three boys — whose names were not released — who had brought the gummy candies into school were taken into custody.
The candy was sent to a lab where it was determined the candy had been laced with meth.
“Our main concern is finding the source and finding out how it is getting into the school,” said Capt. Scott Dagg. He said local authorities had not previously encountered anything like this out in the area.
“These edible incidents have happened elsewhere in the county, though, certainly,” he said.