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Pot candy 'geared toward children' seized at San Clemente checkpoint

Pot candy 'geared toward children' seized at San Clemente checkpoint
Marijuana-laced candy found in the trunk of a car at the San Clemente checkpoint on Interstate 5, according to the Border Patrol. Two men were arrested. (U.S. Border Patrol)

Two men were arrested at the San Clemente checkpoint Thursday after agents found a load of marijuana-laced candy in their car, the Border Patrol said.

The two arrived at the checkpoint on Interstate 5 at 1 a.m. in a 2012 Chrysler.

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In the trunk of the vehicle agents found three sealed boxes containing lollipops, hard candy and cookies laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, the constituent ingredient of the cannabis plant, the Border Patrol said.

The candy seemed to be "geared toward children," according to the Border Patrol.

Also found were three marijuana cigars, 15 marijuana electronic cigarette cartridges and 12.68 pounds of marijuana, the Border Patrol said.

The driver, 28, and his 18-year-old passenger were arrested. Their names were not released. Their car was also seized.

tony.perry@latimes.com

Twitter: @LATsandiego

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