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Trick-or-treating kids given cocaine on Halloween

  1. Rob Cypher
    LONDON — Children out trick-or-treating in northern England on Halloween got more than they bargained for when they were given bags of cocaine instead of sweets, police said Thursday.

    A 23-year-old man has been charged with possession of class A drugs after the children’s parents found the resealable plastic bags on Wednesday night and took them to the police in Royton, outside the northwestern city of Manchester.

    “Snap bags containing white powder were taken to the police and examined. It was confirmed that the bags contained cocaine. The bags had been given to children on Mendip Close, Royton, who were out trick-or-treating,” police said.

    A 21-year-old woman was also arrested but was later released without charge.

    “The parents and police acted quickly when this report was made, in the interests of public safety. We understand this to be an isolated incident,” said police superintendent Catherine Hankinson of Greater Manchester Police.



  1. kailey_elise


    A bag of chocolate bars is SO much more cost-effective to give out children. Even if you bought out the corner store of full-size candy bars, it'd still be less expensive than handing out bags of cocaine!

    Were they hoping to get some customer loyalty by starting 'em early? ;)

    Seriously though, wth? How do you fuck THAT one up so royally??


  2. The_Joker
    Wow how do you screw up this badly?

    "I didnt notice, it was dark, i thought they were little candies"


    Can you imagine?

    I want to trick or treat there. LOL. My kids never came home with anything for me.
  3. yehoshua
    Reporting is sloppy and vague, probably intentionally. If the bags were given to kid(s? how many? how many parents?) then what reason do they have to believe this was an isolated incident... Who knows how many kids could have been given bags? Sounds to me like they knew exactly how much they were dealing with, which i suppose could be explained if there was a confession, but if that were the case I would have liked to have heard about it... Anyway article has more questions than answers. That always makes me suspicious.
  4. Potter
    I don't buy it. Look into Snopes on poisoned candy and needles and razor blades in candy, and you'll find ALL cases involved family members who were trying to deflect blame from some other crime.
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