A local high school student was found with candy that looked like Sweet Tarts, but was actually laced with Xanax.

Called “Xanie Tarts,” the candy looks normal but it would be hard to know if it is contaminated until it is eaten, said the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department.

Xanax is used to treat anxiety disorders.  The candy was found on a 17-year-old high school student in Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.

Sheriff’s deputies are very concerned that someone might overdose if they eat the candy unaware that it has been laced with drugs, said Sheriff Matt Myers.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.

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Julie McClure is assistant managing editor of The Republic. She can be reached at jmcclure@therepublic.com or (812) 379-5631.