Maine man indicted for lacing ice cream with THC at Newmarket Café


Monitor staff

Published: 02-29-2024 5:56 PM

A Maine man is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine after prosecutors say he laced a batch of coffee-Oreo flavored ice cream with the active ingredient in marijuana that was served to unsuspecting customers.

Marc Flore, 43, was indicted on one count of tampering with consumer products, according First Assistant United States Attorney Jay McCormack announces.

Flore is accused of adding tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is considered a schedule I controlled drug by the federal government, to Oreo ice cream that was stored with other batches of ice cream in a freezer at the Roots Café in Newmarket. The ice cream was then sold to public consumers, according to court documents.

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.

The Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations led the investigation with assistance from the Newmarket Police Department, prosecutors said.

Flore will appear in federal court in Concord at a later date.