UK's Greater Manchester Police charge man with drug possession after trick-or-treating children allegedly given cocaine

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Friday, November 2, 2012

A man in Greater Manchester, in the northwest of England, has been charged with possession of class A drugs after children were allegedly given cocaine whilst trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Children trick-or-treating on Mendip Close in the town of Royton were reportedly given bags containing a white powder. The incident was reported to Greater Manchester Police at approximately 1945 UTC Wednesday when children discovered the substance amongst their sweets collections. Police recovered two snap bags and later confirmed the powder was the class A drug cocaine.

23-year-old Donald Junior Green, who lives on Mendip Close, was charged with possession of class A drugs and is due to appear before Oldham Magistrates' Court today. A 21-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of the same type of offence has been released without charge.

"The parents and police acted quickly when this report was made, in the interests of public safety," said Superintendent Catherine Hankinson. She added: "We understand this to be an isolated incident."