facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Teens soaking Gummi bears with vodka

Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:28 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Teens soaking Gummi bears with vodka can be added to other creative ways of getting drunk such as vodka-soaked tampon, Minnesota health officials say.

The Minnesota Health Department, the Hennepin County Regional Poison Center and the Dakota County attorney's office sent warnings to schools about the booze-soaked Gummi bears in mid-October, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.

James Backstrom, Dakota County attorney, said the spiked Gummi bears are gaining traction via the Internet, with instructions and YouTube clips readily available.

"The Internet gives things life," Backstrom told the Star Tribune. "Kids are drinking way more than their parents. It's the difference between having dialup and broadband."

Minnesota is among the Top 5 states for binge drinking, along with Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota.

© 2011 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight Federal government: caffeine-infused underwear won't help people lose weight
2
Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life Whoever smelt it may have been dealt a longer life
3
Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles Don't like getting shots? Just swallow this pill coated with tiny needles
4
Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children Morning exercise helps calm ADHD symptoms in children
5
CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off CDC: Diabetes rates leveling off
Trending News
x
Feedback