CBD Gummies sold in MontCo found to contain fentanyl, heroin; two overdoses so far

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele announced today that fentanyl and heroin have been found in some brands of CBD gummies sold at three Tobacco Hut stores in Montgomery County.

The Strictly Delta brand of “Delta 8 THC 600 MG Happy Cubes”, “Urb Extrax” and “Packwoods Coned” have been found to contain fentanyl.

Two overdoses have been reported. Both individuals recovered, the DA said.

Whitpain Township Police Chief Kenneth Lawson, Montgomery Township Police Chief Scott Bendig and Hatfield Township Police Chief William Tierney have been part of the investigation.

From the DA’s press release:

After the two overdoses were reported to police, undercover detectives went to the Tobacco Hut store and purchased bags of Strictly Delta brand of “Delta 8 THC 600 MG Happy Cubes” in various flavors, which were then tested for illegal drugs. Two flavors—Juicy Pineapple and Blueberry Lemonade—were found to contain illegal drugs. Juicy Pineapple tested positive for fentanyl, while the Blueberry Lemonade tested positive for heroin, fentanyl and methyl fentanyl. Last night, law enforcement executed search warrants on all Tobacco Hut stores in Montgomery County and all packages of Strictly Delta brand of “Delta 8 THC 600 MG Happy Cubes” were seized by law enforcement.

Testing this morning found the presence of fentanyl.

“Individuals should not consume any flavors of these Strictly Delta brand of CBD gummies. If anyone has any of these gummies, do not eat them! We need to get the word out that some of these packages contain deadly drugs—fentanyl and heroin,” said Steele. “We don’t yet know whether other items from the stores contain deadly drugs. Testing is ongoing. We also don’t know if this is a widespread issue but we are working with law enforcement at the local, state and federal levels to ascertain that.”

We would not have been able to test these items this rapidly without the analytical support and Ionscan technology provided by Lieutenant Colonel Max W. Furman Jr. and his team. Lt. Col. Furman is the Coordinator for the PA Counterdrug Joint Task Force of the Pennsylvanian National Guard. Anyone who purchased these Strictly Delta brand of “Delta 8 THC 600 MG Happy Cubes” anywhere in Montgomery County and still has them in their possession, do not eat them. Call the Montgomery County Detective Bureau at 610-278-3368 or call their local police department to turn them over for testing.