Halloween was nearly a month ago, but three young children in the English city of Oldham won’t soon forget this year’s spook night. That is because the resident of one of the houses they visited tricked them by treating them to bags of coke—and not the kind that usually comes in bottles or cans and fizzes.
Yahoo! News reports:
On Monday, the man who had mistakenly handed out his cocaine stash to the children instead of candy was given a community service sentence in court.
It was an expensive mistake on the part of 23-year-old Donald Junior Green. As he explained in Oldham Magistrates’ Court, when the little ones came to his door, his intention was to give them bags of candy. Instead, when he reached into his pockets, he fished out 8 bags of cocaine he had bought earlier that day for £200 pounds ($320) and deposited them in the kiddies’ Halloween goody bags.
It was not until they were gone that he realized his mistake and then took off in hot pursuit, first on foot, then by car, scouring the streets. But the search was in vain—which may have been lucky for him since the children, ages 5, 6, and 8, were in the company of their dad, an off-duty policeman.
But Green’s luck was short-lived in any case. When Simon Fowell, the officer and father, arrived home with his kids, he immediately spotted the drugs amid the kids’ pile of sweet spoils and called his buddies at the station house.
Police eventually tracked down Green, who was ordered to do 130 hours community work and pay court costs totaling £145. To add insult to injury, the authorities refused to return his coke.
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