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Former WCU Student Arrested in Drug Candy Bust

The seizure of 40lbs of drug-laced candy in October lead to an arrest in January.

Callis-Keiser, of Johnstown, was arrested for allegedly planning to distribute drug-laced candy around West Chester (credit: The Office of the Chester County District Attorney).
Callis-Keiser, of Johnstown, was arrested for allegedly planning to distribute drug-laced candy around West Chester (credit: The Office of the Chester County District Attorney).

Official have arrested a 25-year-old man who allegedly planned to distribute over 40lbs of drug-laced candy in the West Chester Area this past October, according to a release from the Chester County District Attorney’s office.

Police have arrested Robert Callis-Keiser, of Johnstown, on chargers of procession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

According to reports, police sized the drug candy from Callis-Keiser’s South New Street apartment in West Chester last October, but the man wasn’t arrested until Thursday due to impending lab results of the candy.

Police say the found several West Chester University students in a car that smelled of marijuana on campus in October. Working backwards from there, police were able to find and recover the drugged candy at Callis-Keiser’s apartment.

Callis-Keiser was enrolled at the University at the time of the incident, but is reportedly no longer a student.

Officials say that they will be on the lookout for more cases like this going forward.

“This type of drug-laced candy is fairly common on the West Coast of the United States, but it is a new trend in this area,” District Attorney Chief of Staff Charles Gaza said. “Mixing drugs with candy presents a unique danger to children. West Chester University Police have been diligently working on this case since the initial seizure of the candy and we are not in a place to proceed with [charges].”

Callis-Keiser’s bail is set at $25,000. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 22.

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