Candy-shaped drugs unsafe: RCMP

Police are worried teenagers are being duped into believing the illegal drug ecstasy is not dangerous.

Police are worried teenagers are being duped into believing the illegal drug ecstasy is not dangerous.

RCMP Cpl. Steve Conohan said traffickers are selling ecstasy pills that look like valentine's candies to suggest they are harmless.

"They look at a sweet heart, or a love heart and they might think, 'Oh, what's the harm in that?" said Conohan.

Police seized these ecstacy pills that look like candy in Gander over the weekend. ((Courtesy RCMP))
Candy-shaped ecstasy pills were seized in a weekend drug bust in Gander.

Two St. John's residents are facing possession and trafficking charges.