(Casper Police Department, Facebook)

CASPER, Wyo. — During a recent traffic stop, Casper Police Department officers confiscated some products containing THC (short for tetrahydrocannabinol) and delta-8 THC that resembled common candy brands.

The department said Friday that the products could easily be mistaken for regular candy and cautioned people, particularly parents and child caretakers, that the products “are not consumable candies” but are rather “consumable marijuana products with high levels of THC, some containing Delta-8 THC.”

“Both the outside packaging and items inside are made to look like highly recognizable candy brands,” the department said. “Even at a close glance, the distinguishing factors of the packaging can be easily missed.”

The department said that the Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings regarding such products to help protect people and children from unknowingly consuming the THC candies.

“The CDC has also issued warnings regarding children mistakenly ingesting marijuana through these disguised candies and the harmful side effects that can take place,” the Casper PD said. “We are encouraging parents and caretakers to be vigilant to help keep our community’s children safe.”