|Charges against Griggs (top) and Moss were dropped after testing revealed no illegal substances in their goodies.|
Suck ‘em if you’ve got ‘em!
All charges have been dropped against an out-of-state couple that was accused of Class X felony distribution of cannabis and other crimes after police found them selling purportedly pot-laced candy and baked goods from a van in River North last month.
51-year-old Robin Moss of Birmingham, AL, and 36-year-old Bradly Griggs of Douglasville, GA, were arrested after a passer-by told police that two people in a bright green van with the word “WEED” on the side tried to sell him pot in the 500 block of North State Street on Lollapalooza weekend.
Arriving officers found the van, emblazoned with a “Weed World” logo and “pictures of color lollipops with the name of the flavor” being offered for sale.
Officers recovered six heat-sealed bags of “green paste”; thirteen purportedly pot-laced brownies; eight suspected weed-whacked Rice Krispies; and a variety of colorful lollipops with names like “Lemon Drop Kush,” “The Purple Urkle” and “Herojuana.”
Altogether, police recovered 6,122 grams of suspected marijuana product worth $97,952 from the van. Well, it would be worth $97,952 if it actually contained weed.
But prosecutors have now dropped all charges due to insufficient evidence.
“Subsequent testing of the items found in the van found they were negative for any illegal substances,” the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office told us.
“Weed World” operates a small fleet of similar vans that canvas the country, selling lollipops and baked goods at events where the stoner mentality reigns. And its website offers delivery “7 days a week, 420 days a year.“
But the real suckers are the customers, apparently. Each shelled out a reported $5 for run-of-the-mill lollipops that retail for a fraction of the price.
Customers who bought Weed World products in New Orleans and Manhattan have written Yelp reviews that claim that the candies don’t have any THC in them, either. The company has received a galaxy of one-star reviews that “would be a zero” if readers could give them.