ONEIDA COUNTY, N.Y. -- Some families in Oneida County woke up to an offensive message this week.

Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol says Ku Klux Klan flyers were found in the Town of Lee, folded up inside a plastic bag with a chocolate bar.

The flyers encourage people to join the Ku Klux Klan.

Maciol isn't sure how many bags were left around town, but the Sheriff's Office has heard from several people.

While it's disturbing to many, he said no laws have been broken.

"I certainly do not agree with what was written on those papers. I certainly don't support what was written on those papers, but at the end of the day this is protected speech under the constitution," said Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol.

Similar flyers were handed out in Westmoreland last month.

While the Sheriff's Office is documenting complaints, there is no criminal investigation being conducted.