Officials warned it might happen. Experts said "no way!"

Well, it happened. In South Jersey. In Southern Ocean County.

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Stafford Township Police say a bag of edibles was found in a child's trick-or-treat bag after Trick-or-Treating in the Ocean Acres section of the township. Police say the candy came from somewhere in the Oaks section, near Anchor Avenue.

Stafford Township Police Department
Stafford Township Police Department

Edibles are cannabis-based food products. The bag presented by police clearly has listed as the active ingredient,  Delta 8 THC. According to the FDA, Delta 8 THC "is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant, of which marijuana and hemp are two varieties. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant but is not found in significant amounts in the cannabis plant. As a result, concentrated amounts of delta-8 THC are typically manufactured from hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD). "

The FDA says it has psychoactive and intoxicating effects - not the thing you would want to hand out to young children!

More about Delta 8 THC and its effect can be found on the FDA website.

Stafford Township Police are asking parents to check their children's candy to make sure it's safe. If you have a similar incident to report, you're urged to contact Stafford Township Police at 609-597-1000 ext. 8444. You can also send an email to

SOURCES: Stafford Township Police Department and the FDA.

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