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New Teen Fad: Spiked Gummy Bears

10:44 PM, Oct 31, 2011   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --You may have already inspected your kids' Halloween candy, but there's a new candy alert that may have you double and triple checking: spiked gummy bears.
Sally Finn is the community and development director for Safe and Healthy Duval Coalition, a substance abuse prevention program in Duval County.

She wants parents to know that kids and teens are soaking gummy bears and candy in vodka so they can get drunk. The gummy bears mask the taste, so the kids have no idea how much alcohol they are ingesting.
Finn is not aware of any cases on the First Coast, but Alabama just put out a statewide alert.
Finn says a warning sign would be if your kids come home with a lot of gummy bears or gummy worms. 

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