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A mother and son from Paterson were pulled over last week with a stash of marijuana and seemingly "homemade" edibles, involving several brands of sugary cereal laced with pot or THC, authorities said.
Connie Rivera, 48, and Jason Rivera, 27, both were charged with possession of more than 5 pounds of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana over 50 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said.
Haledon Police stopped a 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe the morning of March 11 after it pulled into a Burger King parking lot on Belmont Avenue in the borough, police said. An officer said neither Connie Rivera as the driver nor Jason Rivera as her passenger were wearing seat belts, and the SUV hadn't signaled while making a turn.
A search of the vehicle recovered multiple bags of marijuana and one jar of "marijuana puree," plus an assortment of Fruity Pebbles, Captain Crunch and Fruit Loop snacks, all "inundated" with THC, police said. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the principal psychoactive in marijuana.
Officers also found more than two dozen other cereal snacks, loaded with either THC or marijuana, and almost $14,000 in cash, police said.
An SUV stopped at a Burger King in north Jersey last week by police had a stash of marijuana and cereal snacks mixed with THC, the active ingredient of cannabis.