Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Victoria, BC – Officers are urging parents to check their children’s Halloween candy after parents called police to report that their child had been given a package of marihuana gummies while trick-or-treating.

Officers were called to the 100-block of Simcoe Street in Victoria’s James Bay neighbourhood after cautious parents discovered a package of marihuana gummies in their children’s trick-or-treat candy. Parents took notice of the gummies after the children also reported receiving a protein bar and peanuts from the same residence. They called police right away, and handed the package to officers. A photograph of the package of marihuana gummies is below.

Officers attended the residence that the parents believed the package of marihuana gummies came from and spoke with the occupant. During the course of their investigation officers determined that the occupant appeared to not be aware of safe Halloween practices and may not have been aware of what had been handed out. Officers instructed the resident to not hand out any more candy and to turn out the lights in the front of the house to deter further trick-or-treaters.

Given the potential risk, officers are urging parents, particularly those who went trick-or-treating in the James Bay neighbourhood, especially in the 100-block of Simcoe Street to check all of their children’s candy. If anything out of the ordinary is located you are asked to call our non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654.



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