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Pot-laced treats lead to man’s arrest

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webmaster | 05/13/13

A child’s sharing of marijuana-laced Rice Krispy treats with classmates at a local middle school Thursday led to the arrest of a Madera man accused of cultivating the drug for sale.

Madera County Narcotic Enforcement agents arrested Eddie Joe Torres, 35, later that day. The child is in the custody of Child Protective Services.

Sheriff John Anderson says agents with the drug task force are familiar with Torres. They arrested him in 2000 for possession and sales of methamphetamine. He was convicted and placed on probation, but reportedly violated his probation and was sent to prison.

According to authorities, he was convicted again of transporting meth while still in prison...


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