Candy-like substance tests negative for bath salts

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
December 5, 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WCTV) – Drug charges have been dropped for a woman who was arrested in October in Franklin County, suspected of possessing bath salts.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says Brittany Wilson was taken into custody after a mason jar filled with a colorful, candy-like substance was found during a traffic stop.

FCSO says during the traffic stop, Wilson told deputies that she had just purchased bath salts. An initial field test came back positive for the illegal drug.

The substance was then sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement crime lab for further testing, and results came back negative for bath salts.

Drug charges against Wilson were subsequently thrown out.

We have reached out to FDLE for comment and are awaiting word back.

At last check, Wilson was charged with resisting an officer without violence.

By: Alex Crescenti | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 20, 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla (WCTV) -- A warning for parents ahead of Halloween: Check your kids' candy for possible drugs.

Franklin County deputies arrested Brittany Wilson, saying she and another suspect had laced candy with drugs.

The candy looks similar to rock candy or jolly ranchers. The suspects told deputies the candy contained bath salts.

A lab is now testing those drugs.

"We just want to be very diligent and and very cautious. Look through their children's candy bags, make sure there's nothing suspicious and if there is something suspicious to call the sheriff's office and let us come and check it out," said Sheriff AJ Smith.

Smith says deputies are still searching for the second suspect in this case. They found another bag bag of the candy/drug mix this week.

By: Julie Montanaro | WCTV Eyewitness News
October 20, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Franklin County Sheriff is warning parents about a disturbing find this week in Apalachicola-- a mason jar filled with a mixture of bath salts and candy.

Sheriff A.J. Smith says a car fled a traffic stop Wednesday night and when deputies caught up with the people inside, she told them the jar was filled with bath salts.

The sheriff says he’s seen two cases so far this week.

Smith is warning parents to inspect their children’s candy closely this Halloween and be sure to discard any unwrapped candy.

He says there was 80 grams of the candy/drug mix in that mason jar, which could warrant trafficking charges. The mix has been sent to the lab for testing.

Smith says that could be dangerous and potentially fatal to a child.

One person is under arrest. A second is under investigation.

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