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Police Say Pill Found In Halloween Candy


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Police said medication was found in a Newtown Township child’s Halloween candy. 

“The caller reported finding a clear plastic baggie containing a single prescription medication tablet, believed to be anxiety medication, which was mixed in with their child’s Halloween candy. The medication was not stored inside of any candy or candy wrapper and at this time, police do not have any information that any candy may have been tampered with,” police said. 

The candy was likely obtained in the County Bend development, the child’s parent told police. 

Officers received the report of the pill on Friday. 

“At this time, this is the only known incident of it’s kind, but out of an abundance of caution, we are asking parents or guardians to carefully check their child’s Halloween candy and report any suspicious findings,” police said.

Anyone with information has been asked to call police at 215-598-7121.


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