December 18, 2014
It’s being called "cocaine in a can."
A new drink called Four Loko is gaining popularity among teenagers and spurring a warning by police. It’s twice the size of a can of a soda, packed with caffeine and sugar, and is 12% alcohol.
Recently, four teens in New York State became sick from the drink and had to go to the hospital.
While the drink is intended for adults, many kids are getting their hands on it. The drink’s low price just might be the reason. A can of Four Loko is under $2, making it less expensive than beer.
According to law enforcement, it's kids who are getting sick from the drink, not adults.
That information is prompting a planned retail crackdown, and a warning to all parents.
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