Candy-colored fentanyl reported in Maine, part of national trend

At least two police departments in Maine have found candy-colored fentanyl and methamphetamine, part of a national trend to make the deadly drugs more appealing to a new generation of users.

Police in Bangor and Farmington reported the seizures to the Maine Information and Analysis Center, an intelligence-gathering service that shares information between the state and federal government, Maine Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Shannon Moss confirmed in an email.

Farmington Chief Ken Charles said the drugs were turned over to police by a family member of someone seeking treatment. No charges were filed and police believe the drug was methamphetamine. In addition to the different colors, they were shaped like dominoes and a Rolls Royce hood ornament. Charles said they were like chewable vitamins for children.

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