US police on high alert after discovery of colourful 'Spongebob' drugs

Police found multiple colourful drugs in the shape of Spongebob Squarepants characters.
Police found multiple colourful drugs in the shape of Spongebob Squarepants characters. Photo credit: Fall River Police Department

A US police department has issued a warning to parents after ecstasy tablets in the shape of Spongebob Squarepants characters was seized on Tuesday local time. 

Massachusetts Police found the colourful drugs during the arrest of 22-year-old Luisceito Cruz-Dubois, who was wanted for multiple charges. 

Cruz-Dubois was in possession of 1.9 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 54 MDMA pills at the time of his arrest, according to a statement released by Fall River Massachusetts Police Department.

Luisceito Cruz-Dubois  was in possession of 1.9 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 54 MDMA pills.
Luisceito Cruz-Dubois was in possession of 1.9 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 54 MDMA pills. Photo credit: Fall River Police Department

He was charged with two counts of possession to distribute a Class B substance. Both of these substances fall within the category of Class A controlled drugs in New Zealand. 

The MDMA found in Cruz-Dubois's possession was shaped in the form of cartoon characters from the Nickelodeon show Spongebob Squarepants. The characters included Spongebob, Patrick Star and Squidward, as well as a Ferrari-style emblem. 

Detective John Robinson of the Fall River police told parents they should keep an eye out for these lolly-type drugs. 

"Parents, guardians and caretakers should be on the lookout for these as school starts and Halloween is fast approaching," he wrote in a statement on Wednesday, local time. 

"Anyone coming in contact with this or similar items should stop handling it and contact police."

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