Two New Brunswick police forces are reporting cases of Halloween candy that had been tampered with, and they’re advising parents to double-check their children’s loot.
The Fredericton Police Force says a parent found a needle in a chocolate bar after the family had gone trick-or-treating on the north side.
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The family visited over 50 homes that night, beginning with a “Trunk or Treat” event around their home off Kingsley Road, followed by an area around Brookside Drive.
Officers have seized the needle and candy wrapping for evidence, but have not determined where the candy came from.
Meanwhile, they are asking parents to inspect all Halloween candy their children brought home, even if the wrapper doesn’t appear to be tampered with.
“When in doubt, throw it out!” the force says in a news release.
Nail found in chocolate bar in Bathurst
The Bathurst Police Force is also reporting a case of Halloween candy that had been tampered with.
According to police, someone found a nail in a chocolate bar after trick-or-treating in the Parkwood Heights area, although the exact address is unknown.
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Bathurst police are also asking parents to call them if they find anything suspicious in their children’s Halloween candy.
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