Officials in the Southern Tier are warning residents about drugs that are circulating that are made to look like a popular candy.

Authorities in Chemung County say they have encountered a potentially deadly mix of fentanyl, heroin and Xantax that has been pressed into a pill form that looks like Sweet Tarts candy.  Some of the pills have an “S” stamped on the surface to further replicate the appearance of a Sweet Tart candy.

Police say the toxic drugs can even be absorbed through the skin of anyone who touches the pellets.

Anyone encountering suspicious items should contact police.


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