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Ten pounds of 'candy' seized in Broward was meth, police say

Ten pounds of 'candy' seized in Broward was meth, police say

It looked like 10 pounds of candy, but investigators say what they seized earlier this month during a drug sting in Lauderhill was methamphetamine. The "candies" were individually wrapped in bright packaging labeled with Spanish words, including "Pinata," and some of it was made to look like lollipops, according to court records. Investigators from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, the Broward Sheriff's Office and Sunrise police arrested Jorge Maldonado, 24, of Okeechobee, and traced the source of the drugs to a Bradenton home. Maldonado was indicted last week on federal charges of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possession with intent to...

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