Man charged for giving woman marijuana laced candy before she attended LDS general conference

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SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah)- A man is facing charges, accused of giving a woman marijuana laced candy without informing her of the ingredients. 

According to the police report the woman ate the laced candy before attending a session of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints general conference. The police report states the woman was in town for the conference and was staying at his apartment.

He has been identified as 23-year-old Hamuraby Moroni Mora. The police report says the two were friends.

Hamuraby Moroni Mora 

“At one point Mora offered her some ‘candy’. The ‘candy’ looked similar to a fruit roll-up,” the police report states.

The woman ate the candy with Mora and then reportedly went to take a nap until she” woke up in a panic, feeling sick and did not know why”.

At first the police report states the woman thought she may have been raped or sexually assaulted.

“Ultimately [she] did not think that she was sexually assaulted as she had originally feared, but was definitely given some sort of drug,” police reported.

After a hospital visit the woman found out the candy had marijuana.

Eventually Mora was contacted by officers. The police report states he game them permission to search his apartment. The “candy” was not found, but according to the police report, Mora admitted he got the “candy” from a friend who told him it would help him sleep.

“Mora claimed that he thought the ‘candy’ contained melatonin. However, in Dec. 2017, [he] pled guilty to possession of marijuana, so he would have been familiar with the odor of marijuana,”  the probable cause document stated.

Mora has been charged with one count of surreptitious administration of a substance. 

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