Alleged Surrey drug dealer lures kids with candy

A  Surrey man faces possible drug possession charges after candies he was allegedly trying to sell were found to contain the psychoactive element of marijuana.

Members of the Mounties' downtown enforcement unit checked a Ford Mustang and its driver on Richter Street at Leon Avenue after receiving reports of possible drug activity, Aug. 31.

"The report indicated that the driver was selling drugs to young kids from his vehicle. During the vehicle stop, police located and seized a small bag of suspicious candies," said Const. Kris Clark.

"They appeared to be rootbeer flavoured but police believed that the candies might have been contaminated with something less child-appropriate."

A sample of the candies was sent to the lab and analysis showed them to contain THC, which is more formally known as Tetrahydrocannabinol,  the principal psychoactive element of marijuana.

The man was originally released without charges but now faces a potential charge of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

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