Authorities make arrest, seize marijuana-laced cereal bars

Published 1:26 pm Friday, June 16, 2017

OCEAN SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi man tried to sell marijuana-laced cereal bars to minors.

Authorities arrested 19-year-old Quarshaud Deshea Johnson around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says Johnson faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

It was not immediately clear whether Johnson had an attorney who could comment on his arrest.

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Ezell says authorities responded after receiving complaints. Ezell says officers saw Johnson try to sell the bars to someone at a boat launch in the Gulf Park Estates community and found 16 bags of the pot-laced treats when they arrested Johnson and said he was trying to sell them to three minors.