Lifestyle & Belief

640 marijuana lollipops snagged in NY drug raid


SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 25: A medical marijuana advocate who goes by the name 'The Holy Hemptress' shouts as she demonstrates outside of the W Hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama is holding a fundraiser on October 25, 2011 in San Francisco, California.



Students at the University of Buffalo will be having a lot less fun at their Halloween parties after police confiscated a huge haul of candy containing marijuana.

Buffalo News reports that narcotics detectives discoverd chocolate-flavored marijuana, hard candy containing marijuana, 640 “Jolly Lolly” marijuana lollipops and 5 pounds of regular marijuana at a Buffalo apartment.

Alexander J. Zito, 26, was arrested on felony drug charges after police raided a party he was having at his home for several university students, reports AP.

Narcotics Detective Sgt. Timothy Mulhern described the students as extremely high when the raid occurred.

“One of the students was so high we thought he was going to pass out,” Mulhern said.

Zito allegedly had the candies shipped across the country to Buffalo. Buffalo News reports that business cards found at Zito's home listed him as the proprietor of a medical marijuana shop in San Diego, California.

"Jolly Lollies" are described online as "medicated sweet hard candies on a stick that come in a variety of flavors." 

Medical marijuana is not legal in the state of New York.