THC-laced candy found in Tyler County, sheriff's office says

TYLER COUNTY, W.Va. (WTAP) - An imitation candy infused with THC, the psychoactive compound found in marijuana, has been found in Tyler County, authorities said.

The Tyler County Sheriff's Office posted a warning about Nerds Rope Tuesday afternoon on its Facebook page but did not say where the candy was found.

According to the post, the imitation candy contains 400 mg of THC, which is 35 percent more than what's found in a common joint of marijuana. That amount could be harmful to children if they consume it, the sheriff's office said.

"We would like to make parents aware that this has been found in our county and to please check candy before your child consumes candy items that may have been given to them," the post said.

Anyone who finds this candy is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 304-758-4229.