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Florida Woman Accused of Selling THC Candy to Kids

A Florida woman is facing several charges after she was allegedly caught selling drugs out of her apartment, including providing candies and snacks laced with THC to local children.

According to reports, a 32-year-old woman who lives in Tampa was reported to the authorities when it was suspected that she was selling fentanyl. Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement opened an investigation in October, and they began to watch the woman’s activities. They also set up undercover purchases to see if she would sell to the agents.

By the middle of November, the woman had allegedly conducted three different drug sales with undercover agents. They reported that the total weight of the fentanyl from all three of the transactions was nearly two ounces. It was also alleged that she was holding her child while making a drug sale.

On December 11, agents raided the woman’s residence. 65 packages of candy and treats laced with THC were reportedly found. They also allegedly uncovered 153 grams (about 5.4 oz) of fentanyl, 100 fentanyl pills, and marijuana.

The woman, who was dubbed “Candy Lady,” was taken into custody and booked at the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. She is facing preliminary charges for trafficking in fentanyl, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of cannabis, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and maintaining a dwelling to traffic narcotics with minors present. She is currently being held in the Falkenburg Road Jail in lieu of a $92,000 bond.

It was reported that the authorities believed her husband was involved in the situation as well. The man is currently serving a prison sentence on drug charges in an unrelated case.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a drug offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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