Law enforcement officers in Halifax County seized a “Fruity Pebbles marijuana” bar during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 last week.
“Agents of the city-county drug task force and deputies of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office came in contact with something different (June 5), fruity pebbles marijuana,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release sent to The News & Observer on Monday.
Police and deputies were conducting traffic stops June 5 on I-95 when, about 6:35 a.m., Capt. A.M. Harris stopped a vehicle near Exit 173 “for a motor vehicle violation,” the release said.
Harris identified the driver as Derrick Jermaine Priest, 31, of Saint Pauls. Harris requested assistance from Corporal P. Moyer and canine Bosco of the sheriff’s office to search Priest’s vehicle.
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Marijuana, a Mason jar with marijuana residue, rolling papers and a marijuana grinder were seized during the vehicle search. While searching luggage in the car, another law enforcement officer, Agent J.R. Matthews, found a “Fruity Pebbles marijuana” bar. The bar was wrapped in wax paper and then in plastic, all of which was sealed with tape. A smaller piece of the bar was found in the center console of the vehicle.
Priest told law enforcement officers that a user will consume a little bit of the marijuana bar at a time as it’s very potent, the sheriff’s office said in the release.
The bar was made using “cannabutter,” which is THC extract infused with butter. Online recipes for marijuana edibles like the one seized follow a recipe similar to Rice Crispy treats, but use marijuana or THC-infused butter in place of regular butter along with marshmallows and the cereal of choice.
Priest was cited for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He has a July 26 court date.