Police are raising awareness of a highly addictive substance hitting the streets that you need to be aware of...Girl Scout Cookies.

This is not a drill. It's real life, people!

Girl Scouts Sell Cookies From Street Trucks In New York City
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The Ravenna Police Department in Ohio posted a very funny tongue-and-cheek post on their Facebook page warning that this substance goes by many names on the street, including "Thin Mints", "“S’mores” and “Lemonades."

While this may come from Ohio, there is not doubt that you will find these same substances in the Tri-State too.

They go on in their post to talk about the young ladies who are selling this substance, and I couldn't help but laughing when I read:

These items are distributed by strong, smart, fearless young women who will lure you in with their story and get you hooked. 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.

Common places you might see these young ladies selling these items include (but are not limited to): Walmart or other retailers, local grocery stores, and even on Facebook. Most of them are can be easily recognized by their green or tan vest that have badges applied throughout. They also like to travel in packs. Where you see one, you will likely see several.

According to WEWS,

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.

The Ravenna Police Department offers their station as a "disposal location" for you to get rid of this highly addictive substance. We understand that you might not want to drive all the way to Ohio for that, so that is why 99.5 WKDQ would like to offer our office as a "disposal" location here in the Tri-State. Just drop them off any time during regular business hours, and we will make sure that they are disposed of properly.

You can see the Ravenna Police Department's post below:


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