Cocaine surprise for trick-or-treating kids

Last updated 09:05 02/11/2012

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A man has been charged with a drug offence after children were given bags of cocaine instead of candy during Halloween trick-or-treating, British police say.

Greater Manchester Police says officers were called after children in the town of Royton in northwest England reported finding sachets of white powder in their Halloween bags. Tests confirmed that the substance was cocaine.

Police say 23-year-old Donald Junior Green was charged on Thursday (local time) with possession of drugs. A woman was arrested but released without being charged.

Police say they believe it was an isolated incident and that it appeared that the man's drugs were given to the children accidently. None of the children consumed the cocaine.

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- AP

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