Turns Out Dressing Up Pot As 640 Lollipops For Halloween Doesn’t Fool The Cops

College students often treat Halloween as a very special rite of passage — the kind that involves scraps of fabric called “costumes” and throwing raging parties to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve. We’ll tell you something, kids: Cops are wise to the fact that you love getting nutty on this holiday, so trying to disguise marijuana as simply 640 regular lollipops is not the cleverest of ruses.

Police at the University at Buffalo say students were treating themselves to candy-flavored marijuana (or would that be marijuana-flavored candy?) during a party at an apartment last week when Buffalo narcotics detectives decided to crash bash with a drug raid.

The Buffalo News says the cops found chocolate-flavored marijuana, hard candy containing marijuana, 640 “Jolly Lolly” marijuana lollipops and 5 pounds of regular marijuana at a 26-year-old man’s apartment. That sounds like enough to transform a whole lot of people from students to members of the walking dead.

As such, the police described the students as “extremely high” while the raid was going down at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. It sounds like this wasn’t just any old Halloween get together, as police also seized $13,000 in cash.

The guy apparently running the show is what we like to call a “bad consumer” — someone who messes with the system to the detriment of others. He allegedly gets the pot when he goes to California saying it’s for medicinal purposes (which means he must have a prescription) and then ships it back to Buffalo through the U.S. Postal Service. Medical marijuana isn’t legal in New York, anyway.

The party does sound like it was full of zombies, as one officer said: “One of the students was so high we thought he was going to pass out.”

Cops also found some hashish and crack cocaine on the premises, and as such, charged him with h felony possession of marijuana and cocaine.

Cops arrest man after learning that candy is really marijuana [The Buffalo News]