A Chicago man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly handing out gummy bears laced with THC to children after claiming he "ran out of candy" on Halloween night, police said.

Chicago Heights police said Jarod Feilen, 25, distributed several bags containing gummy bears smelling of marijuana, according to Fox 32 Chicago. Police said a parent first alerted officers that her 4-year-old daughter's bag contained gummies with a marijuana odor.

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A grandparent also turned over suspect gummy bears to Chicago Heights police.

A Cook County drug-sniffing dog reacted to the gummies as if they were contaminated with THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Police are awaiting results from the crime lab.

"He [Feilen] said he ran out of candy," Chicago police chief William Joyce told Fox 32 Chicago. "So he had some, some little baggies, put some gummies in there, and started distributing them."

Feilen was charged with five counts of child endangerment.

Police say they are unaware of any child consuming the possibly tainted gummy bears.