Meth found among Halloween trick-or-treat candy
KESHENA, Wis. — Menominee Tribal Police say a parent on the reservation in northeastern Wisconsin found a packet of methamphetamine among her child’s trick-or-treat Halloween candy.
The parent turned the small packet of crystal powder over to police early Monday and officers say it tested positive for meth. The child did not ingest the powder.
WLUK-TV says police are urging parents to check their children’s candy if they have been trick-or-treating in the Keshena area on the Menominee Indian Reservation, about 160 miles north of Milwaukee.
Tribal leaders and police are urging the public to turn in their Halloween candy if their kids went trick or treating in the area this weekend. They don’t want to take any chances, even though only one bag was found.
Images of the meth found from police:
The Madison Police Department is also warning parents to be cautious.
“We don’t want our kids to be scared going out and trick or treating, we want them to have fun, but we also want them to remember that bad things can happen and there are certain things that we should do to protect ourselves,” said Crime Prevention Coordinator Emily Samson.
She said it is rare to find something harmful in Halloween candy, but she wants parents to be prepared for the worst case scenario.
“The rule in my house is don’t eat anything when you’re out there. Let’s wait until we get home so we can go through our candy, be together, make a game of it, have fun, sort it, trade it,” she said.
Samson urges parents to check and double check the candy their children get while trick-or-treating to make sure the wrapper is in tact, it is store bought, and the seals are not compromised.
If something doesn’t seem right, call local police.
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