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Police in Indiana issue warning after parents report pain pills, tack in kid's Halloween candy

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Posted at 7:44 AM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 12:48:13-04

SHARPSVILLE — Police are warning parents to carefully check their child's Halloween loot after receiving reports of pain pills and tacks in Halloween candy.

The Sharpsville Fire Department posted the warning on Facebook Halloween night after receiving a message from the concerned parent who found what appeared to be a "small bag of Prescription Pain Pills" inside their child's candy.

"It is very important that all child's bags are checked before any consumption," the department posted.

They believe this was an isolated incident, but are still warning parents to keep a close eye on their child's candy.

In Crawfordsville, police say a parent reported that their child's candy had been tampered with. The parent reported their child had been trick-or-treating in the West Main Street area.

One parent in Crawfordsville posted to social media that their child had received a Hershey's Kiss in their Halloween bucket that had a tack in it. Police say they have only received one report at this time.

If you suspect any of the candy you received to have been tampered with police contact the Montgomery County Communication Center at 765-362-3300, the Sharpsville Police Department at 765-963-2525 or your local department to make a report.