Police: drugs disguised as candy may be in Elmira area

Posted at 3:40 AM, May 24, 2017

The Elmira Police Department is issuing a warning about a possible drug trend in the area, in which narcotic drugs are being disguised to look like candy.

According to an alert issued by Captain Anthony Alvernaz, illegal narcotic manufacturers are making drugs similar in appearance to "sweet tart" candies. Captain Alvernaz reports doses of the drug have been found to contain substances like Xanax and heroin. The drugs can be imprinted in a logo to help disguise it.

Elmira police ask anyone with information on these drugs to call the department at (607 737-5611.