Vodka-soaked Gummi bears newest method for underage drinking

The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.
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The State Health Department warned hundreds of schools and police agencies about the growing threat. Health officials say the Internet has sparked the trend with how-to videos online.

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