Northern Quebec police warn of cannabis-laced candies

This 2015 file photo shows gummy bears laced with THC. Laval Police

Authorities in northern Quebec are warning people to be on the lookout for cannabis-laced gummy bears as Halloween approaches.

They say provincial police recently intercepted a shipment of the drugs in a vehicle that was heading to one of the Cree communities in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory.

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Eeyou Eenou police and the regional public health board said in a joint news release that the candies were laced with THC, the ingredient found in cannabis.

They say they still don’t know how much of the drug is in each candy and are treating the issue as a potential poisoning risk.

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A provincial police spokesman confirmed the recent arrest but said an investigation showed the drugs were not intended for Halloween distribution.

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Sgt. Daniel Thibaudeau says that while the seized items weren’t aimed at children, it’s always a good idea for parents to check their childrens’ Halloween candy.

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