A raid on a party being held by some University of Buffalo students Thurs., Oct. 25 turned up marijuana in more unusual forms than police normally encounter it. Most of the dope they found was in the form of candy.
Buffalo narcotics Detective Sgt. Timothy Mulhern said his detectives came away with a haul that included 640 Jolly Lolly lollipops made out of marijuana, hard-candy with marijuana in it, chocolate-flavored marijuana and 5 pounds of marijuana. Had anyone been selling any of those treats? It seems they may have as the police also confiscated $13,000 in cash.
Police: Party-goers extremely high
They also found hashish and crack cocaine and arrested the occupant of the apartment, a 26-year-old man claiming to be a University of Buffalo student, Alexander J. Zito, and charged him with felony possession of marijuana and cocaine.
Police said that material on the premises also identified Zito as the owner of a medical marijuana shop in San Diego. They did not say how long the raid had been planned or how they came to raid the apartment, but they did say the raid was authorized.
The party-goers were described as being very high, so high that at least one had difficulty staying awake enough to figure out what was going on. “One of the students was so high that we thought he was going to pass out,” Det. Sgt. Mulhern said.
Either that or it was the sugar in the candy.