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Haledon Police Arrest Mother, Son Accused of Selling Cereal Laced With THC


Authorities announced the arrest of a mother and son found in possession of cereal laced with edible THC following a routine traffic stop in Haledon.

According to officials, police stopped a 2002 Chevy Tahoe in a Belmont Avenue parking lot after the driver failed signal before turning.

Police said when the officer stopped the vehicle detected the odor of raw marijuana emanating from the car and saw that the passenger was not wearing a seatbelt.

Further investigation, lead police to the seizure of 15 snack bags of Fruit Loops, three Fruity Pebbles and three Captain Crunch bags, all reportedly coated in a THC mixture. Police also found 15 other assorted cereal snack bags mixed with marijuana. Officers also found various bags of pot, a jar with drug and another jar containing a marijuana puree.

According to officials, police also found $14,000 in suspected drug proceeds, a mixing bowl and ingredients like brown sugar and chocolate syrup.

Police subsequently arrested the driver - later identified as Connie Rivera, 48, and her son, Jason Rivera, 27, and charged them with various drug counts.

Authorities say the pair were remanded to the Passaic County Jail pending a detention hearing in Central Judicial Processing Court in Paterson.

Photos: Haledon Police