GLOCESTER, R.I. (WPRI) — Police are warning parents to keep a close eye on their children’s Halloween candy this year after officers discovered more than 200 edibles during a traffic stop in Glocester Sunday evening.
The THC edibles were all individually packaged in pouches labeled similarly to popular name-brand children’s snacks, including Rice Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles and Trix.
“With Halloween coming up, we wanted to share this to the community,” the department said in a social media post. “These treats can easily be mistaken for the popular name brand snacks that you could purchase at the store. Always inspect your child’s candy before allowing them to eat it.”
The driver, identified as a 29-year-old Trevor Meunier, was arrested and charged with one count of possession and manufacturing marijuana.
Officers initially pulled Meunier over after noticing he was driving with his high beams on and was not dimming them for oncoming traffic, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors said the officers searched Meunier’s vehicle after noticing the edibles in the back seat and a glass jar that contained suspected marijuana.
Meunier was arraigned Tuesday and ordered held without bail due to a prior conviction for manufacturing and possession of marijuana and cocaine.