GLOUCESTER, R.I. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Police in Gloucester, Rhode Island are telling parents ahead of Halloween to double-check their kids candy stash for anything that could be a marijuana edible product that comes in packaging similar to cereal treats.
On Morning, the Gloucester, R.I. Police Department issued an advisory on Instagram that they pulled over a car and found more than 200 edible marijuana products with mimicked packaging for cereal snacks like Rice Krispies Treats, Cocoa Pebbles, and Trix.
"With Halloween coming up, we wanted to share this to the community. These treats can easily be mistaken for the popular name brand snacks that you could purchase in the store," the GPD said.
Past guidelines from the United States Food and Drug Administration say that trick-or-treaters should never accept anything that isn't commercially wrapped either, as opened packages could indicate the treats have been tampered with. Officials say parents should watch for any unusual appearances, discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in the wrappers— and throw away anything that fits that description.
WBZ's James Rojas (@JamesRojasNews) reports.