Police investigating claim of opioid-laced ice pops sold in N. Fulton

Police in Roswell say they are investigating claims that a drug-laced ice pop made a teenager severely ill.

The daughter of a Sandy Springs couple had to be taken to a hospital after eating the ice pop and doctors said she tested positive for the presence of opiates.

Channel 2 Action News spoke to the girl’s parents.

“It could’ve killed her,” Michelle Gayle, the girl’s mother, told Channel 2. “I went to her room and she just wasn’t moving.”

The incident occurred on May 19 when the family was traveling north on Alpharetta Highway. Around 5:30 p.m., they stopped near a Krispy Kreme and bought ice pops from a man pushing a cart.

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Gayle says her daughter asked for a pineapple ice pop but the vendor offered her a mango one instead.

At their home about an hour later, the daughter appeared disoriented and confused. A police report says she began vomiting and that her tongue was swollen. The parents took her to a hospital where doctors determined there were opioids in her system.

“Her eyes were wide open, glazed,” Mario White, the girl’s father, told Channel 2. “(When the doctors gave the diagnoses) I was like, ‘What are you talking about? No. My daughter doesn’t do drugs.’”

Gayle called police just before 4 a.m. from the hospital the next morning and told police her daughter had not consumed any other food or drink around the time that she ate the ice pop.

“I definitely hope that whoever is behind it is prosecuted,” Gayle told Channel 2.

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