During a routine traffic stop in North Carolina, A man was arrested after officers found a marijuana-infused Fruity Pebbles cereal bar.
Around 6:30am the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office searched the vehicle, belonging to 31-year-old Derrick Jermaine Priest, Where they were surprised to find copious amounts of marijuana.
Sheriff Wes Tripp said they also found some marijuana paraphernalia, including rolling papers and a grinder. The most shocking discovery was the Fruity Pebbles marijuana bar.
The bar was made with “cannabutter,” which is a type of butter infused with THC, the active ingredient from the marijuana plant. Cannabutter is often used to make “edibles,” which are potent edible forms of marijuana.
Priest told arresting officers that marijuana users only eat small bits of edibles at a time. Eating the entire bar at once is not advised as the effect would be too overwhelming.
Tripp posted about the incident to the Halifax County #Arrested Facebook page, which logs all arrests in the area.
“It’s important to post these alleged crimes for public safety,” Tripp writes on the page’s mission statement. “It is always best to inform the public of the sheriff office’s activities, so everyone can be smart, be safe and be careful.”
His post got lots of reaction from social media useres and some of those are concerned parents who believe that kids will try the bar.
“This a shame, you know the kids will definitely be trying this,” one person said.
The officer said parents should be on the lookout for Fruity Pebbles bars their children are eating if they come from an unknown source. Fruity Pebbles is a children’s cereal that’s often made into a treat.
This is the first time the department has seen edibles of this nature in the county.
Priest was charged with possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce as well as possession of marijuana paraphernalia. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 26.
Sources: Wes Tripp, Halifax County #Arrested/Facebook, The Daily Herald