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Trick-or-treating kids given cocaine

2012-11-01 22:18

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 on Thursday.

A 23-year-old man has been charged with possession of class A drugs after the children's parents found the re-sealable 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...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.

Comments
  • Vickela Mumby - 2012-11-01 22:48

    How daring!

  • Jacques - 2012-11-01 23:25

    Take it they got a trick...

  • mario.dippenaar - 2012-11-01 23:26

    Yay! Nose candy!

  • dylan.mugabe - 2012-11-02 01:10

    Dammit. I'm clearly in the wrong place.

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-11-02 06:36

    He was so high he gave away his stash.

      merven.halo - 2012-11-02 08:39

      Sharing is caring....

  • ina.cripps - 2012-11-02 06:36

    How disgusting! Judging from some of these comments, the seriousness of this has passed them all by! To give something so harmful to children should not be taken lightly. I sincerely hope these people will be taken to book for drug dealing, and be put away for a long time

      J.Stephen.Whiteley - 2012-11-02 06:56

      I don't understand the slick comments above. It is disgusting and I hope the perpetrator is jailed for life. Kathy

      merven.halo - 2012-11-02 08:40

      OK, on the count of three we all start to cry... 1, 2, 3 ...

  • jason.sole.92 - 2012-11-02 07:17

    Fak fak fak fak - ALL I GOT WAS FRIKKING SWEET.

  • emilyjane.elson - 2012-11-02 07:21

    Judging from the comments above our society is pretty f**ked up.. Dunno what the hell is going on with the human race!

  • sylvester.kuisis - 2012-11-02 08:17

    Wow. You people need to stop taking things like this so seriously. Yes, it's messed up, and wrong in many ways, but that doesn't mean you can't laugh at it. If we had to take all the messed up, wrong news that we see every day seriously, the world would be a depressing place. Lighten up.

  • nthato.thema1 - 2012-11-02 09:05

    Imagine being a kid tryna get some candy and got coke - coccaine. Some people just don't belong in society.

  • modernmetaphysicist.modern - 2012-11-12 15:51

    Clearly the stuff either no good, or damn cheap, what was the dumb a$$ thinking, they going to through the book at him and make example of "just because you have a golden spoon up your ar$e doesn't give you the right to put the youth in harms way, sure he doesn't think it's that funny now, laws of physics, what went up must come down :)

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