21 Nov 2012

Cocaine oops on Halloween night

7:40 am on 21 November 2012

A man who mistakenly gave cocaine to three children instead of sweets and chocolates on Halloween night, has appeared in court in England.

Oldham Magistrates Court heard on Monday that Donald Junior Green, 23, an apprentice panel-beater, gave them a plastic pack containing eight bags of cocaine that he had bought for £200 pounds earlier that day.

The children, aged eight, six and five, were out trick-or-treating escorted by their father, an off-duty policeman.

When Green discovered his mistake, he went looking for the children in his car, but did not find them.

However, the children's father spotted the drugs when they emptied their bags and called his colleagues.

Green was given a 12 month community order, ordered to do 130 hours community work and told he must pay court costs totalling £145.