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THC-laced gummies handed out to trick-or-treaters in Waterford, police say

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Waterford — Police are looking for the person who handed out at least two packages of “gummy”-style candies containing THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana, to trick-or-treaters in Waterford on Thursday evening.

Waterford police said they were notified of a potential issue with Halloween candy about 9 p.m. and found two kids under the age of 18 had each received two sealed packages of the "Shake & Baked Kitchen" gummies. The packages stated that each bag contained 10 gummies with a corresponding THC level of 10 mg per gummy.

Police said the packages were noticed by parents inspecting the candy. No one ingested the candies and no injuries have been reported. The candy was obtained in the area of Gallup Lane in Waterford.

It was not clear if the candy was intentionally handed out or was an unintentional oversight by the owner.

Officers have completed a neighborhood canvass and the investigation is ongoing. Police encourage parents to check candy prior to children eating it.

“We do not believe this to a wide spread problem nor do we have information to believe it was a targeted toward anyone or any group,” police said in a statement.

Anyone with information is requested to contact the Waterford police at (860) 442-9451.

 g.smith@theday.com

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