As the unofficial start to summer 2017 approaches this weekend, police are warning about a new trend that could be lethal. Parents are being warned to watch for a powerful drug that has been disguised as candy.

The Elmira Police Department in Central New York State has issued a warning that informs parents about drugs like Xanax or a lethal form of heroin.

The drugs appear to look like SweeTart candies and may have the letter "s" on them.

Anyone who comes across these drugs or has information about their presence in the city should contact Elmira police at 607-737-5611, or the anonymous tip line at 607-271-4285.