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Maine Man Indicted for Lacing Ice Cream with THC at Newmarket Café

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire

CONCORD – A Maine man was indicted in connection with tampering with consumer products, First Assistant United States Attorney Jay McCormack announces.

Marc Flore, 43, was indicted on one count of tampering with consumer products. Flore will appear in federal court in Concord at a later date.

According to the charging documents, Flore laced a batch of coffee-Oreo flavored ice cream with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a schedule I controlled drug, and stored the THC-laced ice cream with other batches of ice cream in a freezer at the Roots Café in Newmarket, New Hampshire, where the ice cream was then sold to public consumers.

The charge of tampering with consumer products provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of up to $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and statutes which govern the determination of a sentence in a criminal case.

The Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations (FDA-OCI) led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the Newmarket Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Ward is prosecuting the case.

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.



Updated February 29, 2024