Reports of suspicious Halloween “treats”


MACON COUNTY — Authorities are telling parents, “when in doubt, throw it out.” The warning comes after a report of suspicious items in a child’s candy bag after this week’s trick-or-treating.

The sheriff’s office says it got two reports of pill-like substances found in a candy stash. The more times the candy has been handled, the harder the case is to solve and track down whoever is responsible for giving it out.

Of course, if it gets mixed in with dozens of pieces of candy in a kid’s bag, it makes it even harder. But, that’s why law enforcement says it’s so important to thoroughly check your kid’s candy.

It means going through each individual pieces to make sure it hasn’t been tampered with. If you do find something, there could be a problem, even if the child doesn’t eat it. Some substances can be harmful with any kind of contact.

The incident in this area remains under investigation. Authorities say, if you do find something suspicious, leave it alone and call police. If a child eats something you think may not be safe, call 911 first.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward. 

(217) 423 – TIPS
Text: DPD333 + info to CRIMES (274637)

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