Protecting Kids from Candy Flavored Drugs Act of 2015 (S.724) Introduced Thursday March 12, 2015. The Saving Kids from Candy Flavored Drugs Act of 2015 would:
Provide an enhanced penalty when a person manufactures, creates, distributes, dispenses, or possesses with intent to distribute a controlled substance listed in Schedule I or Schedule II that is:
Combined with a beverage or candy product, marketed or packaged to appear similar to a beverage or candy product, or modified by flavoring or coloring to appear similar to a candy or beverage product.
To be eligible for an enhanced penalty, the perpetrator must have known or had reasonable cause to believe that the modified controlled substance would be distributed to a minor. Anyone who alters a controlled substance in these ways would be subject to the following penalties, in addition to the penalty for the underlying offense: up to 10 years for the first offense and up to 20 years for a second or subsequent offense. The Sentencing Commission would also be directed to provide for a sentencing enhancement of not less than two offense levels for perpetrators who engage in this same conduct.