OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. — Authorities say a Mississippi man tried to sell marijuana-laced cereal bars to minors.

Local media report that authorities arrested 19-year-old Quarshaud Deshea Johnson around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell says Johnson faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

It was not immediately clear whether Johnson had an attorney who could comment on his arrest.

Ezell says authorities responded after receiving complaints. Ezell says officers saw Johnson try to sell the bars to someone at a boat launch in the Gulf Park Estates community and found 16 bags of the pot-laced treats when they arrested Johnson and said he was trying to sell them to three minors.

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