Cannabis edibles found in Halloween candy in Coldbrook

RCMP

The Kings District RCMP say cannabis edibles were found in a child's Halloween treat bag in Coldbrook.

Officers responded to a call around 9:30 p.m. from a parent who indicated they had found edibles among their child's Halloween candy.

Police say the package has a Halloween-themed label on the front and contains several jujube candies inside, with a sticker on the back of the package indicating the THC content.

RCMP say it was this label that alerted the parent to the edibles.

Police seized the item and were advised that they had a group of eight children with them and had gone trick-or-treating in the areas of Cambridge, Kentville and Coldbrook and did not know where the cannabis edibles had come from.

All eight children's treats were checked by an adult and none of the other children in the group received the same type of treats.

Police are reminding parents/guardians to carefully inspect their children's Halloween treats for anything that may have been tampered with or may be cannabis edibles.

If you find anything that appears suspicious, contact the RCMP from anywhere in the province by calling 1-800-803-RCMP.

The Kings District RCMP investigation into this incident is ongoing and anyone with information about this or a similar incident is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-679-5555.