Attorney General Todd Rokita is warning Hoosiers about dangerous drugs being illegally smuggled across the southern border disguised as candy. 

With Halloween quickly approaching, Attorney General Rokita and the US Drug Enforcement Administration are alerting parents of a new, deadly form of fentanyl found at the border and throughout the US. To disguise this dangerous drug, smugglers have hidden it in brightly colored pills that resemble Sweet Tarts.  

“My role as attorney general is to protect Hoosiers, especially the most vulnerable among us,” Attorney General Rokita said. “To help keep our children safe, monitor the candy in your kids’ trick-or-treat bags.” 

Fentanyl is an opioid that is approximately 50 times more potent than heroin and about 100 times more potent than morphine. Therefore, even consuming the smallest amount could be deadly. 

Attorney General Rokita advises parents to only allow their children to eat candy that is commercially wrapped and to check the candy for any signs of tampering.