Kingston police warn against gumming up a toy car

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Kingston police are issuing a public warning after seizing a seemingly innocent purple toy car during an arrest on Sunday.

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Police said in a news release that on Sunday, officers spotted a melee drug transaction in the Division and Pine streets area. Officers arrested one of the individuals involved in the transaction and searched him. During the search, officers found fentanyl and consumable gum in the shape of a toy car.

“The ‘gummy car toy’, which looks like cannabis/marijuana candy, was found to contain fentanyl and could have serious health effects, including death if even the slightest amount is consumed,” said said the police.

The 60-year-old has been charged with Trafficking in a Schedule I Substance, Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, and Possession of Products, Property or objects obtained by crime not exceeding $5,000. They were taken into custody pending bail.

“Police are urging the public to only purchase and consume marijuana products from licensed private in-person stores or government-run online stores,” police said.

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