UPDATE: Apparently this is a hoax that has taken in Texas PTA and Fox News. While there apparently is not any known instances of drug dealers using candy-like substances to lure children, the advice to warn your kids against accepting items of unknown origin and especially from strangers is valid.
From the Texas PTA Legislative Alert:
This is a new drug known as ‘strawberry quick ‘:
There is a very scary thing going on in the schools right now that we all need to be aware of.
There is a type of crystal meth going around that looks like strawberry pop rocks (the candy that sizzles and ‘pops’ in your mouth). It also smells like strawberry and it is being handed out to kids in school yards. They are calling it strawberry meth or strawberry quick.
Kids are ingesting this thinking that it is candy and are being rushed off to the hospital in dire condition. It also comes in chocolate, peanut butter, cola, cherry, grape and orange.
Please instruct your children not to accept candy from strangers – not even candy that looks like this from a friend (who may have been given it and believed it is candy) They should take any of this “candy” that they may have to a teacher, principal or parent immediately.
Pass this email on to as many people as you can (even if they don’t have kids) so that we can raise awareness and hopefully prevent any tragedies from occurring.