APD Narcotics Unit locates candy shaped meth during search of apartment

On Thursday, agents from the Amarillo Police Department Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at an apartment located in the 1800 block of Wisdom Drive. Agents located evidence of marijuana and methamphetamine distribution. 

The methamphetamine seized during this search warrant poses an enhanced health and safety concern, particularly to unsuspecting children or teenagers. This methamphetamine was discovered in the form of tablets shaped in a manner similar to vitamins or candy, having the specific identity of what is commonly recognized as the “Transformer” toy/movie character. 

Jabarei Weatherton was arrested for Manufacturing/Delivery of a controlled substance and Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He was booked into the Potter County Detention Center.

Though drug dealers do not commonly target young children, the fact that these pills appear to be kid-friendly and because of the dangers that these stimulants could pose if ingested by children, parents should pay extra close attention to anything similar that is found in their child’s possession. If you notice any changes in your children’s behavior (Hyperactivity, Rapid Speech, Hallucinations, Depression, Dry Mouth, Sweating and Increased Temperature, Tremors) contact a medical provider first.

If any items are found that match those described above, contact your local law enforcement agency. Although the drug appears to be kid-friendly, it is more likely that the pills are being shaped in this form to evade law enforcement detection or allow drug users to possess and use the drugs with a decreased fear of detection.

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