Police: Marijuana-laced treats found in State College

mcarroll@centredaily.comOctober 31, 2013 

Trick, or treat?

State College police say they found three homemade cereal bars laced with marijuana on a sidewalk downtown on Halloween morning.

With Trick-or-Treat festivities kicking off just hours later across the Centre Region, police renewed the call for parents to check the candy and snacks brought home by their children.

“Examine everything, especially candy or homemade food that is not wrapped,” police said in a release “Look at the candy for texture and shape, and throw out anything that is out of the ordinary.”

Police said a resident found the questionable treats early Thursday in a plastic sandwich bag on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East College Avenue. Inside the baggie were three homemade cereal bars wrapped in tin foil.

The bars were like rice crispy treats, but were made from other cereals. The bars tested positive for the presence of marijuana, according to officers.

Police said there are no suspects in the case.

More suggestions on candy safety can be found online at www.ehow.com/how_2067991_identify-bad-candy-kids-halloween.html, police said.

The website recommends a “Bring it Home First” rule and asks parents to be vigilant.

Matt Carroll can be reached at 231-4631. Follow him on Twitter @Carrollreporter.

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