Police warn of highly addictive substance hitting the streets: Girl Scout cookies

Posted at 3:13 PM, Jan 17, 2020

RAVENNA, Ohio — Police are raising awareness of a highly addictive substance that is about to hit the streets: Girl Scout cookies.

In a deliciously tongue-in-cheek Facebook post, the Ravenna Police Department in Ohio warns that this substance goes by a variety of street names like “Thin Mints,” “S’mores” and “Lemonades."

“These items are distributed by strong, smart, fearless young women who will lure you in with their story and get you hooked,” the post states. “We know many people think I will just get one box. But one turns into two and two turns into five and the next thing you know you are hiding ‘Thin Mints’ in the freezer.”

The group behind this substance has an online presence, and even provides those seeking a fix an easy way to search for the nearest cookie dealer.

Ravenna police have set up a disposal location at their department: “Just drop them off 24/7 and we will properly dispose of them for you.”

If you can’t make it to Ravenna, WEWS will gladly serve as a satellite disposal location. Thin Mints and Tagalongs preferred.

This story was originally published by Ian Cross on WEWS.