Three primary school age children in one English city reaped
more than the usual harvest of sweets and chocolates on
Halloween when they emptied their trick-or-treat goody bags
and found several bags of cocaine.
Yesterday, the man who had mistakenly handed out his cocaine
stash to the children instead of candy was given a community
service sentence in court, the Press Association reported.
Apprentice panel-beater Donald Junior Green fished in his
pockets for a bag of chewy sweets to give to the youngsters
at his door on Halloween, but instead pulled out a plastic
pack containing eight bags of cocaine he had bought for £200
pounds earlier that day, Oldham Magistrates' Court heard.
He dropped the drugs into the goody bags carried by the three
children, aged eight, six and five, who were out
trick-or-treating escorted by their father, an off-duty
The 23-year-old defendant then closed the door, went back
inside the house and put his hand in his pockets to get out
his drugs - but instead pulled out the sweets.
Green immediately realised what had happened and went on
foot, then by car, scouring the streets of Oldham in northern
England to find the youngsters.
But the officer, Pc Simon Fowell, had taken his children home
and, as they emptied their bags to share the spoils, he
spotted the drugs, and made a swift call to on-duty
Green was given a 12 month community order, ordered to do 130
hours community work and told he must pay court costs
totalling 145 pounds.