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“Operation Candy Crush”

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Almost two dozen stores were padlocked Monday morning during a joint operation across Rutherford County, targeting stores allegedly selling illegal marijuana products that look like candy.
Officers from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, Murfreesboro, Smyrna and La Vergne police departments, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation closed the 23 stores after a court order was given by from Circuit Court Judge Royce Taylor.
These candies were mainly made to look like Gummie Bears with CBD, a synthetic marijuana.
Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh said his department received a tip from a parent about the candy being brought home by their child.