News 5 Cleveland | Sarah Buduson
They look like your favorite breakfast cereal, but inside they contain something more dangerous than a sugar rush.
Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost took 5 On Your Side Investigators inside the state’s crime lab to warn parents about a new twist on an old drug.
Yost showed us ‘Cereal Carts’, vape cartridges meant to look like your favorite childhood cereal, including Honey Nut Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Apple jacks, Fruity Pebbles, and Trix.
Tests shows the liquid inside the cartridges is filled with a potent form of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
“It’s scary stuff,” said Yost. “This is your local drug dealer taking a page out of Big Tobacco playbook and Joe Camel.”
“You don’t know what’s in these cartridges,” he said. “It could be THC. It could be a lot of THC.”
“If it sounds like I’m trying to alarm parents, I am,” he said.