A Surrey man has been busted in Kelowna for allegedly trying to sell drug-laced root beer candies to young children.
The RCMP has not released the 29-year-old suspect's name as charges haven't yet been laid.
"The man was originally released without charges but now faces a potential charge of possession of a controlled substance," said Const. Kris Clark, of the Kelowna RCMP. "A sample of the candies was sent to the lab and analysis showed them to contain THC, the principal psychoactive element of marijuana."
Clark said officer from the RCMP's Downtown Enforcement Unit seized a small bag of candies after stopping a Ford Mustang and its driver on Richter Street at Leon Avenue after receiving a complaint. "The report indicated that the driver was selling drugs to young kids from his vehicle," he said.