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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, P.A.
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20-year old, Quashon Rice, of Philadelphia was arrested and charged with felony drug trafficking charges this afternoon, after an investigation that began a little over a month ago. A 6 ABC Action News report said, Rice is alleged to have delivered THC-laced snacks to children as young as 11-years old. A police investigation determined that the edibles were sold through an Instagram account named “top2treats”. After the sale, the edibles were delivered to middle schools, high schools, and public parks, in and around Montgomery County, including East Norriton, where the investigation into Rice and his illegal activities reportedly began, on May 10th.
On that day, a police officer was called to the cafeteria at East Norriton Middle School. A student had become sick, and an attentive staff member decided to call the police. The staff member were suspicious. They believed the student had taken something that made him sick. The student eventually remembered eating a rainbow-colored Rice Krispy Treat that was given to him by another student. After interviewing the second student, police were pointed in the direction of the “top2treats” Instagram account.
Instagram reportedly disabled the “top2treats” account shortly thereafter. Police allege, at that point, Rice created another account under the name “toptreatz4”, where business continued to go on as usual.
Rice was arrested and remanded to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, where he is currently being held with a $95,000 cash bail. Rice’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 27th.