Mother finds heroin in 3-year-old’s Halloween Candy, police launch investigation

  • Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
4:51 p.m Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017 Nation & World

Authorities in Fayette County, West Virginia have launched an investigation after a woman found a packet of heroin in her 3-year-old child’s Halloween candy.

Oak Hill Police Chief Mike Whisman said the woman was checking her child’s candy when she discovered a glove containing a wrapper with a substance inside, according to local news outlets.

Investigators performed tests and confirmed the substance was heroin, WVNS reported.

Police said the child received the drugs in the Hidden Valley area where hundreds of children trick-or-treat every year.

They’re urging parents to check their children’s candy and to call police if they find anything suspicious. 

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Kids dressed in their Halloween costumes get ready to trick or treat. 
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