Methamphetamine found in boy's Halloween trick or treat bag

By chillinwill · Nov 4, 2008 · ·
  1. chillinwill
    RAMSEY, Minn. - When their children returned from Halloween trick-or-treating, a couple found suspected methamphetamine and $85 in cash among their 7-year-old son's Snickers bars and Skittles.

    Lars and Shelly Brosdahl called police, who confirmed that the substance was methamphetamine, worth up to $200 on the street.

    Someone who looked like a teenager dropped something into their son's bag as he went trick-or-treating with his 9-year-old sister on Halloween night, the Brosdahls say.

    "He said some bigger kid ran by him and asked if he wanted some candy," Lars Brosdahl said. "He said 'Sure,' and the kid dropped it into his bag."

    The clear crystals looked like rock candy, the parents said.

    "The (kids) could have OD'd on it. That's what makes me so shaky and upset," Shelly Brosdahl said.

    Police think the young man was a suspect fleeing police after a report of an assault in the area that night.

    Police in Ramsey, northwest of Minneapolis, did not immediately return a call seeking comment today.

    Associated Press
    November 4, 2008

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  1. dyingtomorrow
    Re: Meth found in boy's Halloween trick or treat bag

    Wish someone would give SWIM some free meth ... and cash... what's the problem here? :laugh:
  2. chillinwill
    Re: Meth found in boy's Halloween trick or treat bag

    Yeah that would be great! Really wish it was Red Rock and not some 7 year old kid that wouldn't have any interest in doing meth. Man that would have been a great halloween!
  3. dyingtomorrow
    Re: Meth found in boy's Halloween trick or treat bag

    I know, what a waste.
  4. Rightnow289
    That sounds like scaremongering to SWIM. Why would you give away $200 of meth i makes no sense
  5. Nahbus
    I agree, that's pretty absurd. Even if the "teenager" was fleeing police, why would he go to the trouble of finding a childs halloween bag to drop it in? One would think, if anything, he would drop it in a sewer or garbage... or you know... not throw it away at all because obviously the cops didn't do a good job of chasing him :D

    Maybe the parent just wanted some attention?
  6. Doublefields
    Im pretty suprised this didnt have a headline such as, 'DRUG DEALER GIVES 7 YEAR OLD BOY METH IN THE GUISE OF CANDY IN ATTEMPT TO GET HIM HOOKED ON DRUGS.'
  7. teddybearpicnics

    yeah this seems the razorblades or aids needles in kids candybars from the mid 90's...just buzzing because the media hates halloween and so does the govt. hopefully next halloween we will all dress up like v and start the revolution
  8. CiphA
    Sounds like a good Halloween to SWIM.
  9. Sven99
    At first glance I thought it must be a hoax (there are loads of fabricated halloween urban legends, and urban legends about dealers giving drugs to kids, but none of them are at all likely). But it seems a few other news sites have the story. Not being American I dont know which are reliable, but the star tribune has a more detailed write-up

    [h1]For one 7-year-old Ramsey boy, a scary trick amid treats[/h1]
    When Lars and Shelly Brosdahl's 7-year-old son dumped out his Halloween loot at their Ramsey home, they found something much less sweet: $85 and 2.2 grams of meth.

    By Jim Adams, Star Tribune
    Last update: November 3, 2008 - 10:31 PM

    Most kids go trick-or-treating with visions of Snickers bars, Skittles and Kit Kats in their heads. But when Lars and Shelly Brosdahl's 7-year-old son dumped out his Halloween loot Friday, they found something much less sweet: a bag of cash and methamphetamine.

    The Brosdahls' Ramsey neighborhood was packed with kids and parents, and nobody noticed when someone who looked like a teenager dropped something in the 7-year-old's bag as he followed his big sister up to a door. When the boy, dressed as a ghoulish skateboarder, poured out his candy stash later, his 9-year-old sister, in pirate garb, noticed he had a $20 bill. It was in a wad in a plastic baggie.
    "I looked at it and said, 'This is $85,'" Lars Brosdahl said Monday. The bag also had some clear crystals that looked like rock candy, he said. "We assumed it was drugs," he said.

    Police later confirmed the stuff was 2.2 grams of methamphetamine, worth up to $200 in street value.

    "The [kids] could have OD'd on it. That's what made me so shaky and upset,'' Shelly Brosdahl said. The Brosdahls asked that their children's names not be used.
    When the couple asked their son about it, he recalled the costumed teen with the candy.

    "He said some bigger kid ran by him and asked if he wanted some candy. He said, 'Sure,' and the kid dropped it into his bag," Lars Brosdahl said.
    About that time, Ramsey police were searching the neighborhood on foot for a 24-year-old man who had fled a nearby apartment after his male roommate called police about being assaulted by the roommate. Officials can't link the meth to the 24-year-old, but surmise he was spooked by seeing cops.

    "Who else would dump it?" said Capt. Tim Dwyer.

    He said the 24-year-old was arrested about 7:45 on Halloween night, about 30 minutes after the call to police. Officers spotted the man on the phone at Bill's Superette on Alpine Street and Hwy. 47. An assault charge against the man is expected.

    The next day, police handed out 140 fliers in the neighborhood near the 15500 block of Yakima, warning parents to check their kids' candy hauls. Nobody else got any meth, Dwyer said.

    "We are confident it was an isolated case. We don't believe somebody was handing it out."

    Lars Brosdahl said they hadn't talked to their kids before about drugs, and the kids didn't know that drugs are dangerous. "They know now. We had some friends over and their kids learned too," he said. "We showed it to them and told them if anybody tries to give you something, go to an adult first before you do anything with it."
    He said it was good his son got the drug because "if another kid got it, something might have turned out different."

    Although their son was a bit shaken up by what happened, he was very happy about the cash. "It was like a gold mine to him. He's already talking about what he can buy at Wal-Mart or Target," his dad said. "He was happy until the police left and he didn't have his money. "

    But things may look up.

    If no one claims the $85 within 90 days, Dwyer said, police will return it to the boy.
    The boy plans to split the loot with his sister.

    "He said he gets $45, she gets $40," their dad said. "He said, 'It was in my bag.'"

    I'm slightly confused on the rules re: links, but the article can be found here

    Swim is expecting a much mutated version to be appearing on Snopes within a year
  10. jord4n007
    this is so bull shit, if that was my dope, i would have eaten it - bag and all, that way even if i get arrested, no drug charges, and time would go by faster in the cell
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