Apparently, you have to keep an eye on those who have a craving for Jolly Rancher candy. I wasn’t aware that these sweet items are such a law breaking temptation. Do we need a “Just Say No” campaign. The following two stories show us what happens when there is zero tolerance.
Last month in Houston, a toolbox was delivered to a prison. Not surprisingly, it went through the x-ray security. Packed away was five ounces of marijuana, chewing tobacco, five grams of Methamphetamine, 139 ecstasy pills and two bags of Jolly Ranchers. Now, initially when I saw this story, I didn’t think that it warranted a blog.
Sure, that “crazy” who thought that when the tool box was delivered, it would just be taken to cell block C, probably shouldn’t be running with scissors. Are sharp tools normally just allowed “back there”? It doesn’t seem like that in the movies. Plus, who is doing Ecstasy takeout these days, but I digress. Anyway, I let that first Jolly Rancher story slide, until I saw another Jolly Rancher sighting.
Third-Grader Leighann Adair has been busted for Jolly Rancher possession and given a week long suspension. According to the news story and video, the suspension stems from the violation of state nutrition guidelines. Apparently, she wasn’t allowed to bring those to lunch.
The story asks the blinking question, “what is the big deal with Jolly Ranchers”. They are made in Canada; A serving size is three pieces; and they have a multitude of different flavors including blueberry. Plus, this outlaw 3rd grader named Adair, only had one piece on her when she was discovered to be violating the nutrition guidelines. I suspect those other two pieces might still be out there.
Apparently, this is one issue that has been flying under the radar. I just learned that one inmate on death row, requested a last meal of Jolly Ranchers. He did insist that they all be green. I don’t think I’ll be tempted to break any of these laws, since I don’t really have a craving for these pesky sugar cubes. I just hope that no legislator turns attention to red licorice.