Federal agents have arrested a Florida man after he allegedly sold candy made out of meth.
The DEA said that the man was discovered after a suspect informed them that he had obtained meth disguised as candy from a home in Miami, Fox 13 News reported.
DEA agents and other law enforcement officials raided the home where they discovered Jesus Casteyano, 53, his wife and their two children, ages 1 and 6, according to WFTS.
Casteyano and his wife told the officials that there were “bags of candy” in their bedroom.
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The wife later confessed that her husband told her that the candy was made of meth and not to let their children eat it.
Law enforcement officials were able to find three bags of meth disguised in candy in a storage tub in the family’s closet. In all, the meth weighed a total of 19 pounds.
Casteyano reportedly confessed to owning the meth. He also told police that the meth needed to be processed more before it was a “usable methamphetamine product," according to Fox 13 News.
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He is suspected of distributing 500 grams of the meth along with other people.
Investigators told reporters that the disguise was only meant as a means to smuggle the drug and was not used to target children.
"I'm scared for my kids," neighbor Shelda Edmond told WFTS. "Them thinking it's candy and then eating it. Yeah, it's bad."
He faces 10 years to life in prison on drug charges if he is convicted.
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