Couple arrested for distributing cannabis candy in Winnipeg on October 31
Packets of cannabis candy were found after a Halloween candy drive Monday night in the Tuxedo neighborhood of Winnipeg.
Winnipeg police arrested a couple for distributing candy potentially containing cannabis on Halloween night.
A 53-year-old woman and a 63-year-old man arrested been arrested and face multiple charges including distributing cannabis to a young person, distributing illegal cannabis and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
The police Major Crimes Unit received more than a dozen reports from parents who discovered cannabis candy in bags distributed Monday night for Halloween.
Police have determined that children between the ages of 6 and 16 received this type of candy. Investigators have recovered four packages so far.
Police spokesperson Dani McKinnon encourages parents to continue to be vigilant and check the contents of the package. collection of their children. Police believe additional bags of candy containing THC were distributed on Monday evening.
You are encouraged to contact us if you find cannabis candy. The investigation is still ongoing, says Dani McKinnon.
At a press conference on Wednesday, she indicated that the police executed a search warrant in Coleraine Crescent, in the southern part of the Tuxedo district.
For the moment, the police are unable to say what motives prompted the two arrested people to distribute these sweets, but investigators believe no one was intentionally targeted, McKinnon said.
The man and woman were taken into custody and released on a promise to appear .