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Charges To Be Filed After Students Caught With Marijuana-Laced Gummy Bears Bought Online

WEST MIFFLIN (KDKA) -- Police say they expect to file charges as the investigation into students allegedly sharing marijuana-laced gummy bears at West Mifflin High School.

The candy was so potent at least one student had to go to the hospital.

According to investigators, a half dozen students at the high school were caught this week with the candy, which was ordered online.

Investigators say the students were able to get it sent to them in the mail from California, even though you're supposed to be 21 to order it. Now they're in trouble with the law.

The product is called Kushy Punch, which are medical marijuana gummy bears.

The school superintendent didn't return KDKA's calls, but in a statement he says:

"We did find a small group of students in possession of suspicious candy at our high school. The parents of the students involved were notified and fully cooperated with the school and the West Mifflin Police Department."

The statement went on to say the candy was turned over to police and the investigation is ongoing.

Kushy Punch is apparently pretty popular in California, where medical marijuana is legal. They've even held Kushy Punch expos.

"It's ridiculous, and to order them online, makes you wonder what else goes through the mail," said one West Mifflin parent.

West Mifflin Police say juvenile charges of the use and distribution of a controlled substance are pending.

There's no word on what if anything will be done about the California company that sells the products.

On its Facebook post, West Mifflin High School said parents with any additional questions on the matter can contact Mr. Woods at (412)-466-9131, extension 1000.

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