Two Maryland residents were indicted by a grand jury Friday after bringing 15,000 fentanyl pills to the state disguised in Nerds and Skittles candy packaging, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut. Oscar Flores, 34, and Severo Alelar, 25, were each charged with conspiracy to distribute, and to possess with intent to distribute, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and with possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl. If convicted, each of the offenses carry a minimum prison sentence of five years, officials said. On Sept. 8, Flores, Alelar and others met in Wethersfield to sell about 15,000 fentanyl pills to an undercover Drug Enforcement Agency agent, officials said. "After Flores showed the undercover agent a sample on the fentanyl pills, the agent indicated that he needed to travel to another location to pick up the money. \u00a0Flores, Alelar and the others followed the undercover agent\u2019s vehicle as they traveled south into Rocky Hill. \u00a0When a Rocky Hill police officer attempted to stop the SUV for a traffic violation, the SUV sped and ran over a roadside curb onto a grass area along the side of the road where law enforcement vehicles boxed it in," officials said. In searching the vehicle, authorities said they found "numerous Nerds candy boxes and Skittles candy bags containing thousands of fentanyl pills." \u201cTrafficking fentanyl is already and undoubtedly a serious offense, but one doesn\u2019t have to stretch their imagination too far to consider how disguising fentanyl pills in children\u2019s candy packaging, as we allege, can result in even more tragic consequences in the community,\u201d U.S. Attorney Vanessa Roberts Avery said.\u00a0\u00a0 Both men have been detained since Sept. 8, officials said. Ben Lambert can be reached at email@example.com.