Chatham Woman Won't Let Needle Spoil Halloween

  • Chatham Woman Won't Let Needle Spoil Halloween

Chatham Woman Won't Let Needle Spoil Halloween

Police have not received any further reports of foreign objects found in candy.

The pill was discovered by the 11 year old in an individually wrapped cherry-flavoured Tootsie Roll.

After finding the needle, the woman says she ended up throwing away all of the candy her kids collected on Halloween and shared some of the loot that their extended family and friends had collected instead.

Just before 7:40 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Iva Court in Runnemede, where Charlene Wagoner told them her daughter Lilyana found a 2-inch sewing needle inside a Tootsie Roll she was given while trick-or-treating between 3:45 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.

Two needles were allegedly found in a piece of candy handed out of Halloween in Flushing, according to police.

The needles were not visible until the candy was opened and broken in half.

Authorities say parents should check trick-or-treating candy thoroughly and report anything suspicious to police.

And while we're nearly positive that the same fear-mongering weed haters will use this exact story to scare parents and children out of trick-or-treating next October, the Victoria edible fiasco wasn't even the worst trick-or-treating narcotics incident of the week.

Food tampering is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, per MI law. Police aren't sure where the child received the candy and are asking community members for tips.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Fredericton Police Force at 506-460-2300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.