'Now I'm questioning: Is all of this candy - is this bad?': Treats test positive for meth
ALOHA, Ore. - Washington County sheriff’s deputies said candy given out during Halloween tested positive for methamphetamine.
Deputies began investigating when parents called them after eating Sour Patch Kids candy their family received during trick-or-treating Wednesday night and began to feel ill.
The parents told the deputies the candy appeared to be properly sealed before it was opened.
The parents were taken to a hospital to be checked out. The children didn’t eat any of the candy.
Deputies said the family had been trick-or-treating in the immediate area northwest and south of their Southwest Jay Street neighborhood.
Deputies seized the candy as evidence.
Neighbors said they are now on edge, worried about the candy their kids have collected.
"Now I'm questioning, is all of this candy, is this bad? " neighbor James Smith said.
Detectives are warning people in the area to take a good look at the candy their kids collected and if anything seems off, give them a call.
"Leave it be. Don't throw it away. We want you to leave it just as you have found it if you think it's been tampered with," Detective Mark Polovny with the Washington County Sheriff's Office said.
Polovny also said it's about more than just checking seals. Parents should be looking for any sort of puncture in candy wrappers.
The sheriff’s office said it had received no other reports of Halloween candy being tampered with, but it was warning the community out of an abundance of caution.