Children out on their trick or treat runs around Oldham this Halloween had a pretty mean trick played on them, with some nutcase treating them to a bag of cocaine instead of your more traditional confectionery items.

The parents of the kids, who had been out treat-bagging in the Royton area of Oldham, noticed bags of white powder in with their Halloween sweeties when they returned, which police later confirmed as being cocaine. Not sherbet cut with flour to make it go further, but proper cocaine.

The kids didn't consume the drug, so we can't tell if it would have had a better or worse effect on them than eating 3kg of Haribo. [Metro]

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